Charged with Embezzlement in NJ?
Talk to a Criminal Defense Lawyer &
Protect Your Rights!
Being accused of theft can be stressful as you face potential fines
and jail time. But when that theft is alleged to been committed against
your employer, it’s embezzlement, and embezzlement can
change your life forever. If you are facing embezzlement charges and
don’t know where to turn—contact our offices today for a consultation on
Embezzlement is often defined as theft from an employer, or other
institution where you have access to the organization's money on it's
behalf. As an employee, you are in a place of trust. Violating that
trust by taking or misappropriating money belonging to the company
doesn’t only put your job in jeopardy, it puts your freedom in jeopardy.
There are many ways embezzlement can be committed. Sure, stealing
from a cash register can be considered embezzling; but so can fudging
the numbers in accounting or writing checks on a business account for
personal gain. While a few dollars here and a few dollars there might
seem insignificant, the impact on your life can be truly dramatic.
Many embezzlement cases start out small and grow. Many people
innocently borrow money, intending to put it bank And once you realize
that no one initially noticed, it becomes tempting to borrow again.
Especially if you are facing some perosnal financial problems.
Eventually, however, some one notices, you got caught and now you’re
at risk or facing years behind bars and a permanent mark on your
As a New Jersey criminal defense attorney, we’ve handled many local
embezzlement cases and understand that no two are alike. Whether you
made a mistake you now regret or if you believe you
were legally entitled to the money in question, we may be able to
Because embezzlement is a theft crime, the
charge you face and the potential sentence should you be convicted
depends largely on the amount of money in question. And it is not
unusual to see embezzlement cases involving large sums of money.
New Jersey Embezzlement Penalties
The most serious classification of theft by embezzling is a
2nd degree criminal charge. This charge is a felony
level indictable offense
and carries a potential 10 years in prison. You could be facing this
charge if you are accused of taking more than
If the amount you are accused of embezzling is
more than $500 but less than $75,000, you will face a 3rd
degree criminal charge. This is also a felony but only carries
a penalty reaching 5 years in prison.
If you are accused of embezzling less than $500
but more than $200, you can face up to 18 months in prison.
But a charge involving less than $200 is considered a misdemeanor
level disorderly person offense and carries a potential 6 months in
The repercussions of an embezzlement offense go far beyond jail time
and fines. Imagine having to admit such a conviction on job
applications. This charge has the potential to truly change your life.
If you are facing embezzlement charges, contact our offices today to
discuss the details of your case. Whether you regret your actions and
want to negotiate a plea agreement or if you deny you did anything
wrong, we may be able to help.
J. Matthew Reisig, Attorney at Law
(888) 628-8394 or locally at (732) 625-9660
Reisig & Associates, LLC
One Broad Street
Freehold, NJ 07728
We represent clients in every criminal court across New Jersey.
A Certified Criminal Trial Attorney in New Jersey