Missouri Embezzlement Attorney
Seasoned White Collar Crime Lawyers
Any employee found to be illegally withholding assets or property of worth
from a company for the purpose of conversion can be charged with embezzlement.
This crime is a form of financial fraud which is not limited only to the
corporate employee scenario. A lawyer could embezzle money from a client
just as an accountant or financial advisor can embezzle funds from their
client. This type of crime is typically committed by a person of trust
who is an insider at the corporation and has access to the funds. If you
are under suspicion of embezzlement, not only can your career be ruined
but your entire future may be at stake. It is in your best interests to
speak with a St. Louis criminal attorney from our firm immediately following
Embezzlement is a severe
white collar crime which carries serious legal consequences, both in the civil and the criminal
court systems. All forms of embezzlement can be found under Title 18 in
the United States Code. The sentence and penalty that you will receive
will vary depending on the nature of the offense and the amount of money
or total value of stolen property. Generally, embezzlement is punishable
for up to 20 years of imprisonment or a fine which usually amounts to
$500,000, or twice the amount of stolen property (whichever is greater).
For example, if you were accused of embezzling $300,000, you may be required
to pay a fine of $600,000. If the plaintiff files a lawsuit against you
and is able to prove that the company suffered as a result of your crime,
then there may be harsher penalties added to the judgment.
St. Louis Criminal Defense Lawyers with More Than 30 Years of Experience
Here at The Hammer Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers have more than 30 years of
extensive criminal law experience. We also have a legal background as
former prosecutors and we know how the prosecution thinks and operates. They will fight for
the maximum sentence, but as with every criminal charge, they will have
to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. One way to prevent this
from happening is to demonstrate that you had no specific intent to cause
the property from being permanently withheld from the rightful owner or
to hold onto the property long enough for it to lose its value. If we
can prove that it was not a premeditated act and there was no explicit
intent to conceal your act from others, then we may be able to dismantle
the prosecution's case against you.
Our attorneys have credible relationships with some of the judges and prosecuting
lawyers in the area, which can level the playing field in the courtroom.
For trustworthy legal advice and experience you can count on,
contact a St. Louis criminal defense lawyer from our firm today.