ANCHORAGE EMBEZZLEMENT DEFENSE LAWYERS
Embezzlement — also known as employee theft, employee embezzlement or employee fraud — occurs when a person in a position of trust transfers funds for personal use. Considered a white collar crime, embezzlement is severely punished under Alaska law.
Embezzlement can occur in the workplace, in Ponzi schemes designed as legitimate business ventures, and in investment opportunities.
Embezzlement usually takes place when a trusted business partner or family member uses the rapport that has been built throughout a business relationship by leveraging it to use business funds for personal use. Embezzlement leaves families devastated and disillusioned at the notion of having trusted someone with using their investments wisely, only to have those investments used for illicit purposes.
Embezzlement has the ability to leave business owners and families at a loss for appropriate actions to take, but there are also times when embezzlement occurs unwittingly or unknowingly. Embezzlement can occur as a cry for help, when a business partner or loved one uses the embezzled funds to finance a spending disorder, a drug problem, or other medical disorders. While the motive or intent behind the embezzlement does not excuse the actions nor the repercussions, the reason for the embezzlement may provide insight as to why it occurred.
If you or a loved one has been arrested or charged with embezzlement, it is wise to contact the Anchorage embezzlement defense attorneys at the Law Office of Dattan Scott Dattan. We have decades of experience defending clients in a wide range of white collar crimes. We are dedicated to getting your charges reduced or dismissed altogether to minimize your exposure to serious consequences such as incarceration, fines, restitution, probation or community service.
Alaska Theft Defense Attorney
Embezzlement can range from the simple taking of money or inventory all the way to falsifying invoices. Our firm has the knowledge and experience necessary to defend you no matter how complex your case may be.
- Taking money
- Taking inventory
- Falsifying time cards
- Falsifying invoices
- Credit card fraud
- Money transfers
Under Alaska’s embezzlement laws, embezzlement of property that is under $50 counts as theft in the fourth degree. Theft under $50 is a Class B misdemeanor offence.
If convicted of a Class B misdemeanor embezzlement charge, you could face up to 90 days in jail and a fine of not more than $2000.
If convicted of embezzlement for theft of property worth $500 to $25,000, you could face a prison sentence of up to five years. This conviction is considered theft in the second degree and classified as a Class C felony.
Even the mere allegation of embezzlement can have disastrous effects on your personal and professional lives. It is crucial that you act quickly to protect yourself. Our firm will act quickly to develop the strongest defense possible that limits your exposure to the media and protects you from the full force of the criminal justice system.
Contact An Embezzlement Defense Attorney Today
We understand that embezzlement is a difficult to charge to cope with. Our seasoned attorneys have handled a number of embezzlement cases and we understand how to effectively navigate plausible defenses in addition to honing the ability to negotiate suitable sentences. As the trusted attorneys in Anchorage with know-how of embezzlement cases, we will handle your case with efficiency, care, and diligence. Contact one of our experienced embezzlement attorneys today.
We offer a private consultation to every client. To arrange a meeting with an experienced Anchorage criminal defense attorney, contact us by email or call our office at (907) 276-8008.