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Construction Misapplication of Payment

Baton Rouge White Collar Crimes Lawyer

The state of Louisiana has specific laws regarding how money received for construction projects is to be applied regarding claims for material and labor. At the law office of J. Rodney Messina, APLC, we bring experience and thorough knowledge of construction laws to our aggressive criminal defense services. In cases involving misapplication of construction payments, we have the seasoned representation you need in your corner.

If you are a contractor and have been accused of misapplying construction payments, J. Rodney Messina will serve as your diligent and dedicated advocate from the time you hire our firm through the resolution of your case.

If you have been accused of a crime in the construction industry in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, contact a construction misapplication of payment defense attorney or call us at 225-343-9422 for an initial case evaluation.

Providing Sound Criminal Defense for Contractors

Being a construction contractor can be a complicated business. You must keep track of payments to numerous subcontractors and other parties to ensure that the work is completed safely, adequately and on time. The state of Louisiana makes it a crime to knowingly fail to apply money received for construction to claims made for material and labor related to the construction project. Failure to follow the law can result in severe consequences, including:

  • Fines of up to $500 and six months in prison if the amount misapplied is $1,000 or less
  • Fines of up to $500 and six months in jail for every $1,000 misapplied, with a maximum of five years in prison

This crime requires intent by a contractor to misapply funds. If no funds are available to pay subcontractors because a bad business deal was entered into or the project exceeded its initial cost for other reasons, then you will likely not be found guilty of misapplication of construction funds. Lawyer J. Rodney Messina can review your case, inform you of your options, and provide you with aggressive criminal defense against any charges related to construction payments.

Call for an Initial Consultation With a Baton Rouge Construction Law Attorney

If you are facing charges of misapplication of construction funds, get criminal representation immediately. Contact a Baton Rouge construction law attorney

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J. Rodney Messina, APLC
216 T J Jemison Blvd  
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-343-9422
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