In New Jersey there is no specific law for embezzlement; the law simply describes the crime using the word “theft.” This does not, however, mean that the state takes embezzlement lightly or that penalties in New Jersey are any less severe.
Mark Catanzaro is the Trenton embezzlement lawyer you will want on your side if you’re dealing with these kinds of theft charges. With his decades of experience and thorough understanding of many different areas of the law, Mr. Catanzaro will be able to help you secure the best outcome possible under your circumstances.
Embezzlement Penalties in New Jersey
Embezzlement is a type of property theft. It occurs when someone entrusted with handling money for a business or person steals all or part of that money for personal gain. In order to be charged with embezzlement, the offender must have had legal access, but not legal ownership, to the money. As Trenton’s number-one embezzlement attorney, Mr. Catanzaro can inform you of the punishment for embezzling in New Jersey:
- Property or money stolen is worth less than $200 – Punishment can include restoring the amount stolen, a fine of up to $1,000 or up to double the amount of money stolen, or both restitution and the fine.
- Property or money stolen is worth more than $200 but less than $500 – Punishment can include restoring the amount stolen, a fine of up to $10,000 or up to double the amount of money stolen, both restitution and the fine and up to 18 months of jail time.
- Property or money stolen is worth $500 or more but less than $75,000 – This category also includes property such as a motor vehicle, horse, boat, plane, firearm or domestic companion animal, certain controlled or dangerous substances, or a public record. Punishment can include a fine of up to $15,000 or double the amount stolen and three to five years of jail time.
- Property or money stolen is worth $75,000 or more – Punishment includes: restoring what was stolen to the victim, up to a $150,000 fine or double the amount stolen, and five to ten years of jail time.
Call This Trenton Embezzlement Attorney and Strengthen Your Case
Facing embezzlement charges on your own can be daunting, so don’t try to handle your case on your own; rather, call the most trusted embezzlement attorney in Trenton to increase your chances of getting the best results for your situation. You can contact Mr. Catanzaro today by calling his office at 609-261-3400 or emailing Mark@CatanzaroLaw.com. You can also request a free consultation to find out the ways in which this skilled Trenton embezzlement lawyer can strengthen your case.