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Criminal Defense Federal Embezzlement Charges

By Spodek Law Group | July 17, 2023
(Last Updated On: August 1, 2023)

Last Updated on: 1st August 2023, 12:42 am

Facing Federal Embezzlement Charges? How to Find the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Being indicted on federal embezzlement charges can completely upend your life. These complex cases require an experienced federal white collar crime lawyer to protect your rights, avoid disastrous mistakes, and build the strongest possible defense. Here is a guide on what to look for in a top federal embezzlement attorney, smart questions to ask them, and invaluable benefits of skilled legal counsel.

Federal Embezzlement Laws

Federal embezzlement usually falls under 18 USC § 656 – theft, embezzlement or misapplication by bank officer or employee. This statute carries up to 30 years in prison.

Other relevant charges include federal program fraud under 18 USC § 666 and mail/wire fraud under 18 USC §§ 1341, 1343.

Common schemes prosecuted include theft from an employer, public funds, financial institution, or any other entity entrusted with funds. Complex financial trails make these challenging cases to defend.

How to Find the Best Federal Embezzlement Lawyer

Because the stakes are immense, retaining the most experienced attorney is critical. Key credentials to look for include:

1. Experience Defending Federal White Collar Cases

Choose a lawyer well-versed in complex financial federal statutes, charging nuances, sentencing guidelines and defenses. Deep experience with federal embezzlement specifically is ideal.

2. Local Federal Court Expertise

Federal charges proceed in US District Court before a judge and jury. Find a lawyer familiar with your federal judicial district’s local rules, procedures and judges.

3. Past Verdicts and Plea Results

Ask about their track record getting federal fraud charges dismissed pre-trial or dropped post-indictment. Strong past results indicate higher likelihood of success.

4. Trial Skills

While most cases plea bargain, ensure your lawyer has strong federal jury trial experience, comfort in court, and litigation skills. This strengthens your hand if pleading out fails.

5. Negotiation Abilities

Since over 90% of cases resolve via plea deals, retain an attorney able to negotiate firmly and strategically with federal prosecutors. Look for the ability to secure significantly reduced charges.

Key Questions to Ask Prospective Lawyers

Here are smart questions to ask during initial consultations:

– How many years have you handled complex federal embezzlement cases specifically? What percentage of your current caseload is federal fraud?

– Have you secured trial verdicts and plea deals for federal embezzlement defendants in my federal district court before?

– What is your track record for getting federal embezzlement charges dismissed pre-trial? Can you share success stories?

– What types of plea bargains have you negotiated in past federal embezzlement cases and what were the sentencing outcomes?

– Are you ready and willing to take my case to trial if a reasonable plea deal cannot be negotiated?

– Will you or an associate handle my case? How extensively will you be involved?

– What potential risks and worst case scenarios am I facing if charges are not dismissed pre-trial?

Get clear and detailed responses that prove extensive familiarity with defending federal embezzlement cases specifically. Ensure you feel confident in their abilities.

Here are key reasons why hiring a federal criminal defense lawyer is essential:

1. Avoid Long Prison Sentences

Federal embezzlement convictions often carry harsh prison sentences, especially with enhancements. Top attorneys mitigate sentencing exposure.

2. Complex Financial Crime Laws and Schemes

Proving your innocence requires unraveling intricate financial trails. Have an expert build the strongest case possible.

3. Countering the Prosecution’s Resources

Don’t underestimate federal prosecutors. Engage a smart defense lawyer who can level the playing field.

4. Navigating Complex Plea Agreements

The plea bargaining process contains many nuances and critical choices. Have an expert defender guide you.

5. Highly Complex Trial Proceedings

Federal trial rules, presentation of evidence, and litigation strategies have countless pitfalls for the inexperienced. Let a skilled litigator protect your rights.

6. Avoiding Costly Mistakes

There are many opportunities for lay people to make catastrophic legal errors. Let a pro safeguard you.

Don’t take chances with your future and freedom. Hire an accomplished federal white collar crime attorney to defend your case with all their resources and skill. Contact my office today for a free case evaluation.

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