There are numerous defenses that used by criminal lawyers for embezzlement. However, a civil and criminal defense for embezzlement is customized by the lawyers according to the specifics of the embezzlement case. Criminal lawyers will also tailor an embezzlement defense by taking into account the trial court, judge, and state laws and recent court rulings. Federal embezzlement cases are also handled differently by attorneys.
When embezzlement is charged with another crime, the complexity of the case increases dramatically and so does the sentencing and imprisonment, if convicted. Complex embezzlement cases require a defense by criminal lawyers with expertise in these different crimes. LibertyBell Law Group’s criminal lawyers have successfully represented clients in both state and federal courts all across the country for embezzlement and other many crimes.
EMBEZZLEMENT IS SOMETIMES ALSO CHARGED WITH:
- Money Laundering
- Wire Fraud
- Mail Fraud
- Falsifying Documents
- Grand Theft
- Grand Larceny
- Identity Theft
EMBEZZLEMENT DEFENSES USED BY LAWYERS
Criminal lawyers experienced in these types of cases can developed winning defenses based on many factors. An accusation of embezzlement hinges on evidence and criminal intent. If hired early enough, criminal lawyers will attempt to prevent embezzlement charges from being filed and resolve the case out of court by civil law means. Most commonly, if there is a mountain of evidence and paper trails, lawyers will seek to resolve the matter for the client with restitution. Of course, the best lawyers know how to argue for the least amount of restitution and the most convenient payment terms for the client.
Insufficient Evidence Defense for Embezzlement
The first line of action a criminal lawyer will take after an embezzlement case has been filed, is either preventing evidence from being entered or arguing for insufficient evidence to get the case dismissed. LibertyBell Law Group’s best federal and criminal lawyers are adamant on pursuing this defense as many as 40% federal embezzlement cases are dropped because of insufficient evidence when counseled by the best criminal attorneys.
No Criminal Intent
Embezzlement is one of those crimes wherein criminal intent must be proved beyond a reasonable doubt by prosecuting attorneys. Criminal lawyers know that criminal intent can be disproved when the owner, manager, or key peers were well aware of the fact that money or property was being transferred to you. For instance, if money or property was given, paid, or reimbursed to you, especially on a regular basis under watchful eye, criminal intent can be very hard to prove. It is the job of your criminal lawyer to ascertain if this is the best defense for you. LibertyBell Law Group’s federal and criminal lawyers, who work with experts and are highly skilled in presenting evidence and witnesses that are beneficial, make decisions on defense based on what will win.
Defense of Duress
Criminal lawyers use the defense of duress for embezzlement when a defendant believes s/he will be in danger or receive some sort of harm for not participating in a crime. Attorneys sometimes use the duress defense for embezzlement if the defendant was thought to lose employment if s/he did not participate in the embezzlement, such as when coerced by a supervisor. These types of embezzlement cases are sticky and must be represented by top criminal lawyers to achieve an effective defense.
Criminal lawyers use the entrapment defense the least as it rarely occurs. In embezzlement cases, the entrapment defense is most commonly used in the political arena by criminal attorneys. Private businesses generally do not solicit law enforcement to entrap someone. In order for a entrapment defense to win, criminal lawyers must prove the defendant was not inclined to commit an offense of embezzlement under other circumstances.
If you are being investigated or accused of embezzlement, it is imperative you contact the best federal and criminal lawyers now at 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761), before everything spirals out of control and ideally before charges get filed. LibertyBell Law Group’s criminal lawyers may be able to prevent embezzlement charges from being filed, which otherwise can result in lengthy prison terms, hefty fines and court ordered restitution. The earlier our criminal defense law firm is able to intervene and hinder the investigation the better it is for you.