Embezzlement, Extortion, and Bribery
Being accused of taking or misappropriating company money is a serious allegation. If your employer is the government or if your employer receives federal funding, you could find yourself facing federal embezzlement charges. Even if you have been wrongfully accused, it is wise to seek skillful defense from a qualified federal criminal defense attorney.
Do I Need an Embezzlement Attorney?
Embezzlement is a crime that involves the misappropriation of funds by an employee of a business or organization. Embezzlement occurs when a person who has access to company funds appropriates them for personal use. It not only applies to taking cash, but also to taking company property or using that property for personal reasons not allowed by company policy. These cases are typically handled by state courts, but in cases where the defendant is employed by the federal government or by an organization receiving federal funds, embezzlement may be prosecuted in federal court. You can also contact the Maryland federal criminal lawyers with our firm for more information.
Misappropriation of federal funds is a serious offense. If you are suspected of embezzling or if you have been formally charged with embezzlement, it is important to consult an attorney as soon as possible. Take a proactive approach to your defense by hiring experienced legal counsel.
How Can Embezzlement Lawyers Help Me?
Penalties for conviction of embezzlement vary in severity dependent on the nature of the crime. Some facts considered are the victim of the embezzlement and the value of property or amount of money taken. In some cases, federal embezzlement charges can lead to a prison sentence of up to 30 years. Attorney David Benowitz can help you make sense of the many laws governing embezzlement in the United States Criminal Code to help you understand your charge and the potential consequences you face. He can tailor a defense to the specifics of your case and fight aggressively for a positive outcome.
Finding Representation for Embezzlement
The attorneys with Price Benowitz are led by experienced federal criminal defense lawyer David Benowitz. A noted attorney with a reputation for success, David Benowitz is equipped to handle your case. Whether you are falsely accused or whether you got caught up in something you never intended, his team can craft a skillful and assertive defense on your behalf.
Contacting David Benowitz
If you are suspected of embezzling or misappropriating government funds, whether you are being investigated or have been formally charged, you need quality legal representation now. Call our team today at (202) 600-9900 to see how we can help.
Being arrested for violating a federal law, or even receiving notification that you are under investigation can be a shocking and frightening experience. A federal extortion charge is a very serious matter–one that can affect your personal and professional relationships and your freedom. When you first realize these charges are potentially on the horizon, you should immediately contact an experienced federal criminal lawyer.
Extortion is defined as obtaining money or something of value from another by force or threatened force, violence, or fear. Extortion often involves threatening someone with exposure of a secret unless they pay the perpetrator to withhold said information. It may also take the form of a perpetrator threatening to assault someone, their family, or their property in an attempt to obtain money or something else of value. A person can be charged in federal court if he or she is accused of demanding money through violence or fear, but also if they conceal, receive, or possess proceeds obtained through extortion.
For extortion where the payment demanded is valued at $1,000 or less, the penalty for conviction is up to one year in prison. If the amount exceeds $1,000, a defendant in a federal extortion case faces up to three years in prison if convicted.
Experienced extortion attorney David Benowitz is well qualified to handle even the most challenging federal cases; exploring every option to craft the strongest possible defense against federal criminal charges.
Are You Currently Under Investigation?
All federal crimes are serious crimes. When you are first made aware that you are under investigation, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. Remember that everything you say can later be used against you by the prosecution. It is not only wise to refuse investigators’ questions until you have a lawyer present, it is your constitutional right.
What Can a Federal Extortion Attorney Do?
A federal extortion conviction carries the potential for prison time, but it also carries a heavy stigma. Federal convictions can do costly damage to your personal and professional reputation. People often believe those accused of such offenses to be dishonest, untrustworthy and lacking integrity. Sometimes these consequences of the crime are far more damaging than any potential prison time. David Benowitz and his team of attorneys will work aggressively to protect your rights and your good name in the face of accusations of criminal activity.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can help minimize the consequences of an extortion charge or potential conviction. If you have been charged with extortion or you know the charge is impending, contact David Benowitz today. We have helped countless people fight federal criminal charges and are poised to help you. Call (202) 600-9900 for more information or to schedule a free consultation.
Conviction of bribery or other federal crimes can lead to lengthy prison sentences and a criminal record that may hamper one’s professional future. A bribery conviction can have a significant impact on the reputation of the accused, damaging his or her credibility and altering any perception of professional integrity. If you have been accused of offering or accepting a bribe, protect yourself from unnecessary legal and personal consequences by hiring an aggressive federal criminal attorney.
What is Bribery?
Bribery is generally defined as offering, receiving, demanding, or soliciting something of value for the purpose of influencing someone’s actions while acting within their official duty. If you offer someone money in exchange for an unlawful act to be carried out under their professional duties, you could be charged with bribery. On the other hand, if you are the official and you accept a bribe in exchange for favors, you could also be charged. Though bribery often relates to elected and/or government officials offering or receiving money, assets, or even position in return for professional favor, this is not always the case. David Benowitz, has handled the defense in countless criminal cases, giving him the experience and skill to build a strong defense.
Direct and Indirect Consequences
The penalty you could face in federal court for a bribery charge depends on the specifics of your case. In many cases, however, you could face up to 15 years in a federal prison along with fines reaching three times the amount of the bribe in question. In addition to legal penalties, you could lose your job, your reputation, and even the support of your family if convicted of a federal offense.
Facing a federal bribery charge can be overwhelming and stressful. As you face potential prison time, you must also strive to maintain your personal and professional relationships in the midst of your integrity being called into question. Trusting your case to the federal bribery lawyers of Price Benowitz is one way to alleviate the pressure you face. Having skill, experience, and integrity in your corner can help you achieve some comfort as you launch your criminal defense.
Hiring Quality Legal Defense
A federal criminal charge such as bribery is a serious and potentially life changing matter. Aggressive bribery attorneys can assist you in minimizing the potential impact these charges could have on your personal and professional life. Whether that means negotiating a plea agreement or fighting the charges at trial–your attorney can help you determine the best course of action given your specific situation.
If you are charged with bribery or if you believe charges are imminent, contact David Benowitz for a free initial consultation of your case. Call (202) 600-9900 to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney.