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if i have been accused of embezzling money for a drug addition what steps do i take?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  CrimDefense replied 3 years ago.
Hi! I will be the professional that will be helping you today. I look forward to providing you with information to help solve your problem.

Good morning. Have you been charged with anything yet or just accused by this person/company?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just accused,prosecuting unless i have money to reimburse and I don't

Expert:  CrimDefense replied 3 years ago.
The goal is to clearly avoid any criminal charges from being filed, since this could result in you having a felony on your record. While you may not have the ability to pay the money back in a lump sum, you may want to speak with the victim and see if you can agree on a bi-weekly or monthly payment plan. If you were charged and found guilty, you would be required to pay restitution and even then, it would not be a lump sum payment but more likely on a monthly basis anyway. Seeing the severity of this, you will need to find employment at once, to start earning income, to start paying them back. The drug addiction may be a mitigating factor for the court to consider if a plea is taken, to avoid any jail or prison time being sought but it would not be a legal defense to excuse the conduct. Moreover, you want to be careful about what you say and/or admit to them, since if charges are filed, you do not want to have these things used against you.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX try to do as you have suggested, small town and not sure anyone would employ me

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