Baltimore Embezzlement Attorney
Defending You from Federal Charges throughout Maryland
Embezzlement is a certain type of property theft wherein an individual in charge of monitoring or managing someone’s money takes all or part of it for their own gain. Embezzlement charges imply that the alleged perpetrator had access to the money but did not have ownership of it. This kind of crime is often committed by employees of a company and professionals who have access to their clients’ money.
The penalties associated with embezzlement depend on each specific case, but regardless of the details, a felony embezzlement crime is serious. Jail, fines, and restitution are all very real consequences that someone convicted of embezzlement may face. If you have been charged or are under investigation, seek legal representation from the Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates right away. The sooner we can get started on your case, the better our defense can be.
Please give us a call at (443) 709-9999 or contact us online today to speak with a Baltimore white collar crimes lawyer at our office.
Federal Embezzlement Laws
Embezzlement can be charged as a misdemeanor if the value of the stolen property is less than the threshold for a felony charge. However, more serious incidents of embezzlement can lead to federal charges that carry harsh penalties.
You may be charged with a federal embezzlement crime if you:
- Took money, property, or records from a government agency
- Embezzled money as a bank teller or other business employee
- Committed health care-related embezzlement
- Stole funds from a client’s account
Defending You from Embezzlement Charges
The Baltimore embezzlement attorney at Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates understands the state and federal laws surrounding embezzlement charges. We can apply our knowledge and experience to your unique case and devise a defense strategy tailored to your situation.
Our firm may defend you by arguing that:
- You acted in good faith
- You did not intend to steal
- You were falsely accused
- The value of the stolen property was lower than is being charged
Ultimately, our goal is to help you get the charges dropped or reduced or to minimize the sentence you are given. With our help, you stand a better chance in court and may be able to avoid the life-altering consequences of an embezzlement conviction.
To request our legal services, call us at (443) 709-9999 or contact us online.