Maryland Federal Embezzlement Charges
At KaiserDillon PLLC we are familiar with the nuances of Maryland embezzlement investigations and charges, especially those that take place in federal court. We believe that we must stay engaged with our clients and up to date on current legal developments to provide the comprehensive representation our clients deserve. As recent news coverage has shown, being investigated or charged with embezzlement in Maryland is not something that should be taken lightly.
What is embezzlement?
Embezzlement is the act of wrongfully taking money or property that has been placed in your care but belongs to another person. The key element to the crime of embezzlement is that you had lawful possession of the property at the time you took it for your own benefit. If you did not have lawful possession of the property you cannot be convicted of embezzlement in Maryland and may be convicted of a different theft crime.
In Maryland, embezzlement charges can cover a wide range of situations from the simple to the elaborate and complex. Some examples are:
* taking office supplies from your office
* failing to return an item that was lent to you
* misusing company funds or credit cards for your own benefit
* Ponzi schemes
Unfortunately a wrongful allegation of embezzlement can lead to felony charges, tarnishing your reputation, taking you away from your work and family and putting you through extreme stress. The best way to deal with a possible embezzlement charge in Maryland is to act as quickly and swiftly as possible.
How do you defend a Maryland federal embezzlement case?
At KaiserDillon PLLC we have experience representing clients facing all kinds of Maryland embezzlement charges and believe that you are entitled to the best possible defense. You may be able to defeat an embezzlement charge in Maryland if you can prove that:
* You acted in good faith
* You did not intend to steal
* You were falsely accused
It is also important to remember that mistakes do happen and the police or prosecutors may mistake careless conduct or the loss of an item for embezzlement. Each case has its own set of facts and as a result the viability of any one defense over another in a Maryland embezzlement case is something that cannot be determined over the internet. The talented attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC treat each Maryland embezzlement case with care and examine all of the possible defenses including the possibility of a mistake. Knowing your options is the best way to protect your rights.
Do not allow fear or embarrassment to prevent you from protecting your rights. In Maryland if you are convicted of embezzlement you could face a long prison sentence, fines and will be forced to pay restitution to the victim(s). A conviction may have an impact on your career and will negatively affect your future.
If you or a loved one is facing an embezzlement investigation or charge in Maryland, the experienced attorneys at KaiserDillon PLLC are happy to answer your questions and provide you with the peace of mind you need. We are available via telephone at (202) 640-2850 and are happy to provide a no obligation consultation about your Maryland embezzlement case.