New Jersey Defense Attorney For Misconduct By Corporate Official Charges
Misusing corporate funds, defrauding shareholders or other directors, or using a corporation to further a criminal project are all illegal in New Jersey.
Under N.J.S.A. 2C:21-9, Misconduct By Corporate Official, corporate directors are held to a higher standard than others, and the penalties for violations of this law are immense.
When the benefit derived from such misconduct exceeds $75,000, you’ll be charged with a crime of the second degree and can go to prison for five to ten years.
That may seem like a high bar, but here’s the kicker: if the benefit derived from Misconduct By Corporate Official is between just $1,000 and $75,000, you can be found guilty of a crime of the third degree, with a three to five year prison sentence on offer for conviction.
Even below that threshold, the charge is an indictable offense, comparable to a felony in other states.
If you’re convicted of violating 2C:21-9 as a crime of the fourth degree, you can still face 18 months in prison and fines of $10,000.
Fighting Corporate Official Misconduct Charges In NJ
If you’ve been charged with Misconduct By Corporate Official in NJ, seek legal help right away.
These are serious charges with serious consequences, and you have to fight back to protect yourself.
Call Matthew Reisig at 732-385-3339 for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey criminal defense attorney today.