My husband wrote a bad check a few years ago. The store prosecuted; we were unaware, as we moved, and received no notification. A year ago he was stopped for a minor traffic violation, and arrested. He had apparently missed the court date since the info was mailed to our previous address. (His fault, since he hadn't updated his change of address on driver's license.). Because he failed to show up in court for first court date, he was not allowed bail, and served 6 days in jail. He had to pay no restitution when released, as they said his time spent in jail paid all fees. The check was under 300.00. He recently lost his job due to financial problems with the company, and in applying for other jobs, has flunked the background checks. Is there anything we can do about this? We really don't have money to hire a lawyer, but we also cannot believe that this check will effect his ability to get hired anywhere. No matter where you apply for a job, they do a background check. Any advice?