Embezzlement

Embezzlement, no matter how complicated the scheme, is still just a theft. However, because it often involves large amounts of money and requires substantially more investigation, embezzlement cases are assigned to special prosecutorial divisions.

A person charged with this crime must take care to retain a law firm with substantial experience in financial crimes. Usually the defense to this crime is hidden in massive amounts of documents. If a lawyer does not know how to interpret and analyze these documents, the defense will be lost. If a lawyer is not knowledgeable and conversant in financial matters, he will not be able to explain his client’s defense to a jury.

Most investigations of embezzlement or employee theft begin internally. The company uncovers suspicious activity during an audit, and either approaches the suspected individual or hires an outside firm to investigate the suspected crime and prepare a report. Usually companies are insured, and this investigation is required in order to make a claim. Further, management is aware of the legal ramifications of a false accusation.

If you have been charged with embezzlement, or you know someone that has, please call us today. Experienced Grand Rapids criminal defense lawyer, Ryan Maesen, can provide you with the level of experience you deserve when facing your case.

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I also have assisted clients accused of Financial and White Collar crimes in Federal Court. I have helped hundreds of individuals across West Michigan and I can help you to during this challenging period of your life.

Some of my higher profile cases have been covered by the local media. Please see the In the News page for details.

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