Embezzlement is the theft of money from an employer and is one of the most common white collar crimes committed in the United States. Embezzlement charges can result in serious penalties depending on the value of the property or monies stolen. Penalties may include confinement in a county jail, state prison, or federal prison. These crimes are often prosecuted quite aggressively because the court system hopes to make examples out of those who commit white collar crimes. If you have been arrested in Miami, Ft Myers, Ft Lauderdale, or anywhere in south Florida for embezzlement, you need a highly skilled embezzlement lawyer on your side to immediately begin planning your defense. If convicted, you could lose your reputation, your career, your freedom and possibly your family. The Cochran Firm South Florida will do everything in our power to keep you out of prison.
White collar crimes such as embezzlement are punished more severely than ever as a result of our court system striving to prove it is unbiased. Therefore, not only are CEO’s who are accused of stealing millions of dollars seriously penalized, so are low ranking employees who may be accused of stealing only a few hundred or a few thousand dollars. Some examples in the last decade include the very severe sentences dealt out to individuals involved in the corporate scandals Enron, Worldcom, and Tyco.
Despite the “tough on white collar crime” attitude of most prosecutors and judges, embezzlement cases are often settled out of court, but only if our embezzlement attorneys are able to intervene before an aggressive prosecutor gets a hold of your case. Therefore, an out-of-court resolution is only possible if we are able to begin defending you immediately and proactively.
The embezzlement lawyers at The Cochran Law Firm have an impressive success rate when it comes to the prevention of criminal charges in embezzlement cases. The vast majority of clients who were accused of embezzlement (but not yet charged) and went on to hire The Cochran Firm were able to avoid criminal charges. The more quickly after your arrest that you contact us, the more quickly we can begin your defense.
If you have been arrested for a white collar crime in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Ft Myers or anywhere in southern Florida, please contact the experienced embezzlement attorneys at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a consultation.