Fighting Federal Embezzlement Offenses
Embezzlement is a term used to describe larceny in the context of a business or a nonprofit organization. Often, charges of theft described as embezzlement are the result of a lengthy investigation. Many people make the mistake of taking a wait-and-see approach when they hear rumors or have any indication that they may be under investigation for suspected embezzlement. The consequences of waiting to see what happens can be very damaging, with results such as:
- Damage to reputation
- Loss of one’s job, career or profession
- Great financial loss through legal fees, fines and related losses
When theft charges resulting from alleged embezzlement are tried in federal court, federal sentencing guidelines may make prison time unavoidable for most convictions. If you are charged with embezzlement or any type of theft or white-collar crime, or if you are under investigation, please consider contacting me now. Guidance from a proven Albany criminal defense lawyer may prove invaluable.
Successful Experience Handling Complex Federal And State Cases
The Law Office of James E. Tyner, PLLC, has substantial experience defending people accused of various forms of fraud and embezzlement. Federal investigators often build high-profile white-collar crime cases by trying to threaten suspects with negative consequences if they fail to cooperate. In fact, “cooperation” with the investigation is very likely to have disastrous consequences.
Making Statements Without A Qualified Lawyer’s Advice Is Highly Risky
You may think that you did not give the authorities evidence against your interests, but you may still face other serious charges for making false official statements or obstruction of justice depending on how your interactions go with authorities. This is all the more reason to follow the same advice I give clients in every criminal defense case:
- Talk to an attorney while the investigation is going on, if possible.
- Do not talk to authorities; let your lawyer do that.
- Do not talk to other people about the possible charges.
Any allegation or potential charge involving fraudulent business or financial activity calls for experienced and dedicated representation. Please call my office at 518-783-3800, contact me online or email me directly for an initial consultation to discuss your circumstances and the ways to protect your freedom.