Uniform commercial code post dating checks
He supposed that it is illegal because it misrepresents when the check was signed, much as it would be on a notarized document. (That is if the bank is doing their job)High Soci I've never heard of "pre-dating" a check.I supposed that it is, in fact, legal since the date is not intended to represent the date of the signing, but rather it is to be understood that the date indicates when the check is valid. I think you're talking about the same thing that Tinker is. If your friend is correct, then it would also be illegal to pre-date a check which keeps someone from being able to cash it until that date.Post-dating a check is when you write the check on the 17th but date it for the 25th, so it can't be cashed for a week after it is written.Laws about this sort of thing vary from state to state though I've never known of a state where it is legal.
who really stops at a stop sign when no other car is coming or slows down at a yellow light?
In Missouri and/or Kansas, the date on a check is indeed to be the date it was written, and a post-dated check is not a valid document.
If there's a payment problem and it goes to court, the payee is out of luck.
The District Attorney will not prosecute for its payment.
So while I don't believe it's illegal to write one, the check itself is "not legal" in terms of being something you can successfully sue for.
High Soci, I've never heard of "pre-dating" a check either.