Tampa White Collar Criminal Attorneys Taking On All Types Of Allegations
Embezzlement occurs when people in positions of authority or trust unlawfully take money that has been entrusted to them. This crime can occur in any number of contexts. For example, employees such as bookkeepers or accountants can be accused of embezzlement when funds “go missing.” Lawyers accused of misappropriating client funds can also face embezzlement charges. If you are being investigated in connection with embezzlement accusations or if you have already been charged with a crime, it is important to contact a criminal defense lawyer immediately.
At Mark J. O’Brien, our Tampa law firm represents individuals facing all types of white collar crimes, including embezzlement. Our Florida embezzlement lawyers have substantial experience defending individuals facing these types of allegations and can prepare a compelling defense aimed at protecting your rights.
Embezzlement can be charged as a felony or misdemeanor, depending on the amount allegedly taken. Defenses against an embezzlement charge vary greatly based on the facts of the case. When the government can prove a pattern of unlawfully taking money over months or years, it may be more difficult to challenge the evidence. In these cases, your defense may be aimed primarily at mitigating the criminal penalties. In other less severe situations, it may be possible to pay restitution.
Whatever your circumstances, we will tailor our strategy to the unique facts of your case. Over our firm’s history, we have earned acquittals in trial, dismissals before trial and favorable plea agreements for individuals facing severe criminal penalties. While our past results are no guarantee of future success, you can depend on our law firm to take every step within the law to help you achieve a successful outcome.
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We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. As in all cases, the sooner you get in touch with our law firm, the more we will be able to do in your case. Call the Tampa office 813-440-2347, Orlando criminal defense office at 407-305-4585, en Español at 813-390-2494 or email our law firm to get started.