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On Your Side Against Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement is a form of financial fraud. It occurs when an individual entrusted with sums of money secretly diverts those monies from an account or fund in which he or she oversees, spending it for personal gain or pleasure. The accused may feel he or she is rightfully entitled to these sums in question. It is a plausible defense. Other times, despite the concealment, there are trails that suggest premeditation and systemic criminal taking.

Instances include a lawyer taking from an entrusted account. Another might be a financial adviser diverting money slowly and methodically to avoid detection. Sometimes, misunderstandings lead to erroneous charges or overcharges by law enforcement. Many times, there are gray areas that can be considered in a review of charges.

Don’t Talk to Police without An Attorney

Regardless of the “facts” upon arrest, if you are booked for embezzlement or any other white-collar crimes, do not talk to the police about your version of the “facts.” Do not try to negotiate with the police, even though you might know them personally. Exercise your right to remain silent and get a criminal defense lawyer for white-collar crime at your first opportunity.

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The police, when questioning you, are not your friends anymore. Although they appear as such, that is how they do their job to get information to hold against you if you do talk. Oftentimes, an embezzlement charge is bundled with other white-collar crimes related to it, such as bribery or fraud, which can ramp up the punishment and lead to a long prison sentence.

Experienced Defense for Embezzlement and Other White Collar Crimes

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a white-collar crime, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for representation and counsel ASAP. The prosecutor’s office will always have the responsibility of proving you committed the offense beyond a reasonable doubt. Not only is this hard to satisfy, but also if the presiding judge has any reason to believe you did not commit every element to the crime, the charges against you may be reduced or dismissed.

For over 40 years, The Law Offices of Joel M. Bacher has successfully defended numerous charges that involved corruption, bribery and other white-collar crimes. We believe the way to mitigate white-collar charges is to be prepared. Defense attorney Joel Bacher has extensive trial experience and is fully licensed in New York and New Jersey as well as federal courts.

Put Experience on Your Side

For skilled white-collar criminal defense in Wayne, Paterson, Passaic County and all of New Jersey, contact Joel Bacher for a free consultation. All consultations and written correspondences will be kept strictly confidential. We offer evening appointments as well as a 24/7 call center.