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Contractor arrested for misusing money for job

Facing accusations of serious crimes such as fraud can be an extremely stressful situation. It is important to remember, however, that no matter the situation, seeking proper representation can help those in such situations move forward with a solid plan of legal action.

An elderly Baton Rouge resident is accusing a contractor of taking money from him and not doing the work. The man had hired the contractor to replace his windows and do some kitchen cabinet work. The man says the contractor allegedly did not have any of the work done and the contractor removed the kitchen cabinet doors and has not returned them. When the man asked the contractor about the work that was not completed, the contractor said he spent the money elsewhere. The contractor was arrested and is facing charges of misapplication of payments and theft of assets from an aged person.

When a person is accused of fraud they can lose their good reputation and may face serious penalties including jail time. During this stressful time, a legal professional skilled in criminal defense can help their client by aggressively defending them against these allegations. An attorney has experience defending their client against fraud charges and clients can trust their expertise in these white collar crimes allegations.

The risk is too high to not hire an experienced attorney. Penalties for a fraud conviction may include thousands of dollars in fines, jail time, and a ruined personal and professional reputation. These are life-changing penalties.

Fraud is a complicated legal matter. There are many intricacies involved in these cases and navigating the legal system can be difficult. An attorney understands the complicated details and can aggressively defend their client against these life-changing charges.

Source: theadvocate.com, "Contractor admitted taking money from elderly man for Baton Rouge job, spending it elsewhere, EBRSO says", May 6, 2017

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