Embezzlement Charges? Hire A White Collar Crime Attorney

If you’re charged with a white collar crime in Newark, you need a powerful defense. Federal or state law enforcement may spend months or even years conducting investigations before a financial crime charge is leveled against someone. All that time is used to gather evidence and build a case against the person to be accused. If you believe you have been targeted by an investigation or if you have already been charged with a white collar crime, you should immediately seek advice from a skilled, experienced Newark white collar crime attorney.

Embezzlement is one kind of property theft. It occurs when someone who was entrusted to manage or monitor someone else’s money or property steals all or part of that money or property for the taker’s personal gain. A conviction for embezzlement usually results in a fine, jail or prison time, or both. Most states punish embezzlement convictions according to the value of the money or property stolen. Most commonly, a state will list monetary value ranges and corresponding fines and jail or prison sentences for each range. However, some states also list types of property that (regardless of value) incur specific fines and prison terms.

Many states impose harsher penalties when the defendant embezzled from a specially protected class of victims (such as elderly or disabled adults), or when the defendant had a heightened level of trust with the victim, such as when the defendant is a public servant, or bank or insurance company employee.

If you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of fraud or white collar crime in New Jersey, criminal defense lawyer Robert J. DeGroot is ready to meet with you.