Hot check cases are filed directly with the Erath County Attorney’s Office. There are certain requirements and procedures that must followed before we will accept a check for filing. You can obtain a packet that details those procedures from our office. Once we receive a check, we attempt to obtain restitution prior to filing a criminal case and issuing a warrant for the offenders arrest. If we are unable to obtain restitution in that manner then we procedure to file a criminal complaint and issue a warrant.