In many people’s lives, there are times when events happen that create unexpected situations. Before they know it, they are faced with circumstances that lead to poor decisions. Unexpected expenses or bills can have people feeling panicked and desperate for a way to get the money they need. While most people do the right thing, others may choose to embezzle funds from employers or organizations. While it may seem like a good idea at the time, ultimately this decision always results in charges being filed. If you find yourself charged with embezzlement and wondering what to do next, let us here at Raiser and Kenniff or Greco and Neyland help you fight the charges against you and work to get your life back to normal.
Why Choose Us?
When you find yourself facing embezzlement charges, life can be turned upside down in many ways. Not only are you facing criminal charges that could result in substantial jail time, but your reputation is also at stake. Many people find it difficult to conduct daily business, knowing their name and face have usually been seen on local newscasts and in newspapers. However, when you have us working for you we will make sure you understand what to expect in the coming days and weeks. We will sit down with you and your family and thoroughly discuss your case, helping you to gain a clear perspective on what you are facing. We have well over 30 years experience defending clients, and we are known for being not only fair but very persistent when it comes to helping our clients.
What are the Consequences of Embezzlement?
When a person is facing embezzlement charges, a variety of consequences potentially await them. First and foremost is a jail or prison sentence, depending upon how much money was allegedly stolen and the circumstances surrounding it. If the amount taken is small enough and you have no prior criminal record, it is very possible to receive little or no jail time. Instead, community service and probation are often used, along with paying restitution. However, if the amount is larger prosecutors may choose to make an example of you and attempt to have a very harsh sentence handed down. When this is the case, you need legal representation that is not afraid to stand up for you and your rights. Prosecutors in New York know our reputation for not backing down, and while we don’t necessarily go looking for a fight, we will stand our ground when needed to defend our clients from overzealous law enforcement and prosecutors.
What We Can Do For You
Once you retain us as your legal counsel, we go right to work on your case. We interview witnesses and others associated with the alleged embezzlement, and we are quick to gather all necessary financial records to make sure we understand just how much you are accused to stealing. In many cases, there are others who have access to money as well, so we delve into the possibility that you may be falsely accused. We will speak with financial experts to get an in-depth understanding of how the accounting process works in your business or organization, allowing us to show the court other possibilities in your case.
When you need the services of attorneys who know what it takes to defend clients from embezzlement charges, contact us as soon as possible. We offer free consultations both in our offices and other places such as your home, if that is more convenient for you. We will walk you through the legal process, explaining every step and answering any questions you may have. We will discuss the possibility of entering into a plea agreement, which happens many times in these cases. If that is the best option for you, we will tell you so and work to ensure you receive the best possible deal. If a case is handled correctly, many clients can receive much lighter sentences than they might have imagined. Whatever your needs, let us help you ensure your rights as a defendant are upheld. Contact us today, and we will go right to work defending you to the best of our abilities.