“Embezzlement” is a term used to describe larceny in the context of a business or a non-profit 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 the following:
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 are under investigation, please consider contacting us now. Guidance from proven Albany criminal defense lawyer may prove invaluable.
Our firm, led by proven Albany criminal defense attorney James E. Tyner, 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.
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 we give our clients in every criminal defense case:
Any allegation or potential charge involving fraudulent business or financial activity calls for experienced and dedicated representation. Please call our office at 518-783-3800, contact us online or email us directly now for an initial consultation to discuss your circumstances and the ways to protect your freedom.