Olathe Embezzlement Attorney
Charged with embezzlement in Olathe?
Embezzlement is a type of
theft crime. It involves the outright stealing or misappropriating funds from
another, such as an employer, when the offender has been trusted to be
responsible for those funds. It is a serious crime with serious penalties.
At Martin & Wallentine, LLC, our Olathe
criminal defense attorneys are experienced in dealing with the complexities that often
surround an embezzlement charge. If you are facing embezzlement charges,
you are going to want quality legal counsel to defend you.
Protecting Your Rights Throughout Johnson County
When you have been accused of stealing money from another person or company,
or diverting funds from a business account for your own unauthorized personal
use, you can be charged with embezzlement. It is more common for employees
to commit this crime, but it could also apply to anyone who has been entrusted
to care for the finances of another. Examples include personal accountants,
lawyers, insurance agents, guardians and more.
Key Points in Embezzlement Cases
Some key points regarding the charge of embezzlement are that the victim
and the offender must have a relationship with each other of a fiduciary
nature and the offender was able to access funds as a result of that relationship.
Additionally, the offender must have actually appropriated the funds and
kept them for personal use, or relayed them to another unauthorized recipient.
Lastly, it must be proven that the offender did this action intentionally.
Embezzlement charges can become quite complex. We are skilled at knowing
how to investigate such charges, including thoroughly reviewing computer
transactions, business records, receipts and other documents. We have
successfully defended clients charged with this and other white collar
crimes and are ready to be a staunch advocate for you. We may be able
to get charges reduced or even dismissed.
Contact our Olathe criminal defense lawyer today to start building your defense.