The Law Offices of

Jonathan F. Marshall

(856) 662-8300

Cherry Hill, NJ

(856) 288-3350

Camden, NJ

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Camden County NJ Embezzlement Lawyer

Criminal Defense Attorney in Cherry Hill, New Jersey


The crime of embezzlement is committed when a person takes money that does not belong to him and converts it to his own use before returning it. This crime is different from many other theft crimes in that the money was entrusted to the person committing the crime to watch over or manage. This crime comes up many times when an employee is stealing from his employer. If you have been charged with embezzlement, it is imperative that you speak to a talented and experienced attorney who can help you achieve a positive result in you case.

The criminal defense team at the the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison defends clients charged with theft related offenses such as forgeryauto theft, and check fraud in Camden County including Cherry Hill, Gloucester, Winslow Township, and Lindenwold. With around 40 years of combined experience, our defense attorneys know what it takes to help get you the most desirable result in your case. In fact, one of our attorneys has handled countless theft related cases and has been featured in the Daily Record from Morris County as a result of his success in several of these cases. The importance of this sort of expertise can be extremely valuable in your case. The Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are available anytime for a free initial consultation to speak with you about your case. Call us today at 877-450-8301.

New Jersey Embezzlement Statute: N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3

New Jersey’s embezzlement statute, N.J.S.A. 2C:20-3, makes it illegal for someone who is temporary lawful possession of someones property to fraudulently converting it to his or her own use.

Penalties and Grading for embezzlement are as follows.

Second Degree – When the amount embezzled is at least $75,000

  • 5 to 10 years in New Jersey State Prison
  • Fine of up to $150,000 or double the amount that was embezzled, whichever is more.

Third Degree – When the amount embezzled is between $500 and $75,000.

  • 3 to 5 years in NJ State Prison
  • Maximum $15,000 fine

Fourth Degree – When the amount embezzled is between $200 and $500

  • Up to 18 months in NJ State Prison
  • Maximum $10,000 fine

Disorderly Persons Offense – When the amount embezzled is less than $200

  • Up to 6 months in county jail
  • Maximum $1,000 fine

Note: It is important to note that having an experienced attorney assist you can be extremely beneficial because they might know possible defenses for embezzlement charges. For example, to prove embezzlement, the prosecution must show that you acted with the intent required under the statute. If you did not act with the required intent, or if you committed the crime accidentally, you may be able to beat the charges completely.

Contact a Gloucester NJ Embezzlement Lawyer to Discuss Your Case 

The criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Leonard Biddison are always available to speak with you about your case and begin to formulate an aggressive strategy to defend you against your embezzlement charge. Our criminal defense team understands the details of theft law in New Jersey and we will use this knowledge to help you best defend against these charges. Call us today at 877-450-8301 for a free initial consultation about your case.

Experience You Can Trust

For the past 20 years, Mr. Marshall has provided his clients with excellent legal counsel in a broad variety of criminal matters. From straightforward issues to serious litigation, he offers you the experience and confidential advice you need to maneuver through the laws of Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

When you’ve been accused of a crime, you are entitled to a thorough and competent criminal defense. Jonathan F. Marshall ensures your legal rights are upheld. Allow our team to assist you during this difficult time.

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The Law Offices of Jonathan F. Marshall

Areas We Serve

Burlington County, Mount Holly, Mount Laurel, Pemberton Twp. Camden County, Camden City, Cherry Hill Twp., Gloucester City, Gloucester Twp., Pennsauken, Winslow Twp. Gloucester County, Deptford Twp., Monroe Twp., Paulsboro Boro, Washington Twp., West Deptford Twp., Woodbury City, Bordentown Twp., Cinnaminson, Evesham Twp., Mansfield Twp., Maple Shade Twp., Medford Twp., Moorestown Twp., Palmyra Boro, Bellmawr, Clementon, Collingswood, Haddon Twp., Lindenwold, Pine Hill Boro, Stratford Boro, Voorhees Twp., Waterford Twp., Elk Joint Municipal Court, Franklin Joint Mun Ct, Greenwich Twp, Mantua Twp.


Camden Location

121 Market Street Suite 201

Camden, NJ

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Cherry Hill Location

23 Haddonfield Rd, 3rd Floor, Building B2

Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

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