(WILMINGTON, NC) – A North Carolina criminal defense attorney from Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, in Wilmington recently represented a man who was accused of stealing money from his employer. The client was facing a charge of felony embezzlement. Our defense lawyer, a graduate of the White Collar Criminal Defense College, was able to argue for a reduction of the financial criminal charge from a felony to a misdemeanor and avoid an active jail sentence for the client.

The client was accused of embezzling more than $20,000 from a church that employed him as a bookkeeper. A felony embezzlement conviction could have meant several months in jail.

After reviewing the evidence, it was clear to our defense lawyer that proper procedures were not put into place to prevent or bring attention to any financial wrongdoing at the church. Additionally, it was discovered that the church was made aware of its lack of sufficient oversight or checks and balances with its financial matters, but chose to take no steps to secure its own resources.

The defense attorney developed the best embezzlement defense strategy based on legal experience and knowledge of the law. Our lawyer explained the personal factors at play in the alleged embezzlement that led to the questionable financial activity. The defense attorney then asserted that the client had acted without true malice, that he had shown remorse for his actions and had cooperated with the investigation.

The defense strategy was successful; the Assistant District Attorney (ADA) agreed to reduce the felony embezzlement charge to a misdemeanor. The client will only serve one year of unsupervised probation and must complete 48 hours of community service.

At Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, our criminal defense attorneys fight for the rights of the accused throughout North Carolina. With offices in Raleigh, Wilmington and Charlotte, our experienced lawyers offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing criminal charges including drunk driving, sex offenses, drug crimes, white collar crimes or other felony or misdemeanor in the North Carolina state or federal criminal justice system . When experience counts, put Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC on your side.

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North Carolina v. J.S.
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Roberts Marcilliat & Mills PLLC acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.