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It is something nobody wants in their life – notoriety because they have supposedly broken the law. It is a shame really, the way each charge that is brought against someone is publicized. It is almost as if the media, in conjunction with law enforcement and prosecutors, wants the public to be against someone before their case is even heard.
Often, that means that someone is stuck with a reputation even if they are found not guilty.
With a woman accused of embezzling $30 thousand from a Beverly Hills Cancer Center, we can see how this is already playing out. Her photo is front and center and the only thing the story mentions is all of her possible wrongdoing.
They conveniently leave out anything good she has done in her life.
To them, she is already a convicted criminal.
If you’ve been charged with embezzlement and need a Beverly Hills white collar crime defense attorney, you can turn to Okabe & Haushalter. Their years of experience will be put to work for you.
Embezzlement refers to employee theft or employee fraud and it occurs when an employee uses or appropriates money or company property for their own personal use. Short story – it is theft.
Embezzlement can also include those entrusted with monies related to non-profits and charities, even if they are not technically “employees.”
This is a serious crime to be accused of and the penalties are often severe, ranging from stiff fines to long jail/prison sentences. In fact, charges can be filed in both state and federal court, essentially putting the person charged in the position of having to defend themselves against two systems. That is not something you want to experience.
Embezzlement charges are often filed along with computer crime charges. Financial crimes are increasing across the country as we move more and more into a digitized economy. Those with knowledge are able to manipulate the Internet and other networking systems to commit crimes.
And they are also able to set people up.
Regardless of how you ended up with embezzlement charges, the best way to secure a favorable outcome is to find a legal team who has experience in defending white collar crimes.
At Okabe & Haushalter, we know that a few things are possible:
In both cases, you will need a strong defense team to help you through it. We know the ramifications of what these charges can do. A conviction will be even worse. The best way to fight back is to start a legal defense immediately. Even if you are only under investigation for a possible crime and have not been charged, do not wait to seek legal help.