Understanding Embezzlement Charges
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. 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 depending on the nature of the crime. Factors that are considered by the court include who or what was the victim of the alleged embezzlement and what was the value of the 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. He can also tailor a defense to the specific needs of your case and he will fight aggressively for the best possible outcome in your legal matter.
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. 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 schedule a consultation and find out how our attorneys can defend your legal rights and reputation.