Newark, N.J. Embezzlement Lawyer
If you are under investigation, or have been arrested for embezzlement-related offenses, including employee theft, the worst thing you can do is make the situation worse by admitting to the cops or your employer that you were the one who took the money. In most cases, there is a paper trail, including bank records, forged documents, and photographs by security cameras that the State will use to convict you. Do not add to the strength of the State’s case against you by admitting what you did. Say I WANT A LAWYER, and then REMAIN SILENT until your lawyer tells you that it is time to talk.
If you are under investigation or are charged with embezzlement, contact Criminal Defense Attorney Howard Bailey at 973-982-1200 for a free consultation to discuss what your options are.
Defending an Embezzlement Case
Howard Bailey has more than 35 years of experience in the field of criminal law, having been a police officer, an assistant county prosecutor and a successful criminal defense lawyer. In a recent embezzlement case, the client was charged with having embezzled money from the company he was working for, by writing paychecks to several fictitious ‘co-workers’. The client then had co-conspirators cash the checks and the money would be split among them. The client had not only admitted the theft to the employer, but also to several other witnesses. As a result of the repetitive thefts, the overall loss to the employer was more than $200,000.00 and the prospect for a not-guilty at trial were not very good for the client. The prosecutor made a plea offer that exposed the client to a State Prison sentence.
By using factual discrepancies in the financial documentation the State needed to support their case, and creative financial arrangements to allow the client to pay restitution for the loss, the client was able to plea to a reduced charge and was placed on probation (no jail).
Protecting Your Rights and Freedom
An effective defense to Embezzlement charges is sometimes a simple process, requiring only a review of what the State will rely on to develop a strong defense. In other cases, a client will need to use the services of an accountant as an expert witness to prepare a proper defense. If you are charged with embezzlement crimes, consult immediately with an experienced criminal defense lawyer to discuss what your options are, and what needs to be done to protect your rights and your freedom.