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Alexandria Embezzlement Lawyers

Aggressive Defense Against Embezzlement Charges in Virginia

Embezzlement is considered a serious crime that can result in severe penalties. If you are facing embezzlement charges, you need a skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, our Alexandria embezzlement attorneys are prepared to put our extensive experience to work for you. We are committed to safeguarding your rights and crafting a robust defense tailored to your unique case.

Call King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell today at (703) 468-8557 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our embezzlement attorney in Alexandria.

What is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is characterized by the misappropriation or theft of funds entrusted to an individual in a position of trust. This often occurs within an organization, where an employee or a person in a fiduciary role intentionally diverts funds for personal gain. Embezzlement cases can range from small-scale misappropriation to complex financial schemes, requiring a nuanced understanding of financial transactions and legal intricacies.

At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, we meticulously examine the details of each case, ensuring a thorough grasp of the unique circumstances our clients face. This keen attention to detail allows us to construct a strategic defense that addresses the specific elements of the charges brought against you.

What are the Penalties for Embezzlement in Virginia?

Embezzlement convictions in Virginia can result in severe consequences, including substantial fines, restitution orders, and lengthy prison sentences. The severity of the penalties depends on various factors, such as the amount embezzled and the presence of aggravating circumstances. In Virginia, embezzlement is categorized into different levels based on the value of the misappropriated funds.

For embezzlement involving amounts less than $200, the offense is considered a Class 1 misdemeanor, potentially leading to a fine of up to $2,500 and up to 12 months of imprisonment. In cases where the value exceeds $200, the offense is elevated to a felony, carrying more significant penalties. Felony embezzlement charges in Virginia can lead to imprisonment for a period ranging from one to 20 years, along with substantial fines.

Defenses Against Embezzlement Charges

Crafting an effective defense against embezzlement charges requires a combination of legal expertise, financial acumen, and a thorough understanding of the unique circumstances surrounding each case. We can employ a strategic approach, examining the evidence, identifying weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and building a defense tailored to your specific situation.

Possible defenses against embezzlement charges may include challenging the evidence presented, disputing the intent to misappropriate funds, or demonstrating that the accused lacked the requisite knowledge of the alleged embezzlement. We can leverage their extensive experience to explore all available defenses, ensuring a comprehensive legal strategy aimed at securing the best possible outcome for our clients.

Contact Our Embezzlement Attorneys in Alexandria Today

Facing embezzlement charges requires prompt and decisive legal action. At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, our embezzlement attorneys in Alexandria are prepared to stand by your side, providing unwavering support and tenacious defense. We understand the complexities of Virginia's legal landscape and are dedicated to navigating it on your behalf. We will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights, explore every legal option, and strive for the most favorable outcome in your case. Trust us to deliver the legal expertise and commitment you need during this challenging time.

Contact King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell today to get started with our Alexandria embezzlement lawyers.


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