Tulsa, Oklahoma Embezzlement Defenses
Embezzlement is a type of white-collar crime that can be a serious and life-changing charge for anyone convicted of it. While white-collar crimes sound less serious than other offenses, they can convey serious consequences.
Embezzlement and the Law
Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of the possession of assets, which on its surface looks similar to larceny, which is straightforward theft. The two charges differ because embezzlement involves assets that were entrusted to the person who has been accused of the crime, usually in the context of a job, and then those privileges were abused.
Some common defenses for embezzlement charges include:
- Sufficient evidence- Embezzlement conviction requires sufficient evidence that proves beyond a reasonable doubt that the crime was committed. In embezzlement cases in particular, it can be hard for the prosecution to find hard evidence of wrongdoing.
- Duress- Proving that the embezzlement occurred because of pressure from an outside source can also lead to a dismissal of charges.
- Intent to Commit a Crime- Many of the actions that are charged as embezzlement can be viewed as honest mistakes. That removes the intent to commit a crime, which takes away the basis for the charge.
Picking the Right Defense
Every case has different circumstances, which means every case requires careful consideration to determine the best defense. At Edge Law Firm, we have a wealth of experience that informs our thinking, but we also approach each case as a completely unique occurrence. We help our clients find the right solutions for the problems they face.
Contact us today to learn how the Edge Law Firm can make a difference in your case.