Magistrate Court has jurisdiction over deposit account fraud (bad check). These cases have both civil and criminal remedies to a individual or business that has received a bad checks. Deposit Account Fraud check proceedings may begin with the issuance of a misdemeanor warrant, if the check is under $1500 and drawn on an in-state bank. A felony warrant, if the check is over $1500 or drawn on an out-of-state-bank. "Bad checks" are checks written without sufficient funds in the bank to cover them. The remedies are provided by state statute and must be strictly complied with. The Court may deny a individual or business a remedy to which they should be entitled because of failure to follow statutory procedures.
For more information, see O.C.G.A 16-9-20.