Oakland County Embezzlement Attorney
Have you been charged with embezzlement in Michigan?
If you have been accused of committing embezzlement, you should contact a member of my firm as soon as possible. Embezzlement involves taking money, property, or some other asset from an individual who had entrusted it to you. This financial fraud is taken very seriously as it means that a person who had been given a position of trust betrayed the confidence that had been placed in them. This does not solely include employees who stole from an employer, but a trustee who embezzled the funds that they were managing for the beneficiary or a financial advisor who was given the task to protect their client's assets.
Section 750.174 of the Michigan Penal Code gives information about employees, trustees, custodians, and the like who were accused of this offense. If they are proven to have fraudulently taken money for their own use without the consent of the owner, they could be found guilty of embezzlement. If what they took was valued at less than $200, they will be found guilty of a misdemeanor. They could also be sentenced to up to 93 days in jail and a fine of $500 or 3 times the amount that was stolen.
If the amount stolen was valued between $200 and $1,000, they could be found guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail. They could also be fined up to $2,000 or 3 times the amount that was taken. In order to be convicted of a felony, the offender must have taken property valued from $1,000 to $20,000. This means that they could be sent to prison for 10 years and fined $15,000 or three times the amount stolen. The punishments continue to increase as the amount stolen increases. Understanding the serious penalties that are inflicted on someone who is convicted of embezzlement show just how serious this offense is taken. If you were charged with embezzling any amount of money, please contact an Oakland County criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
Get Aggressive Defense from an Embezzlement Lawyer
Attorney Daniel D. Hajji is dedicated to defending those who have been accused of white collar crimes like embezzlement. He understands how difficult these types of cases can be and will do everything in his power to fight for your rights and best interests. His case results speak for themselves and allow you to see how he has helped clients in the past. Even if you know that you are innocent, it is still important to have a legal representative on your side ensuring that your rights are not being trampled on.
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