Have you been charged with embezzlement? Alejo Lugo will fight for you.
Being charged with embezzlement can be frightening. In many cases, defendants were unaware that their actions could be considered embezzlement, since embezzlement typically calls up connotations of complex white collar crimes involving millions of dollars. In reality, any time you take something that has been entrusted to you, you could be charged with embezzlement. For example, taking petty cash from the drawer at work fits the definition of embezzlement just as well as siphoning off millions of dollars from company accounts using a complex computer program.
Regardless of whether the charges against you are simple or complex, The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates will bring the highest amount of care and passion to your case. A criminal conviction is a serious matter and can have negative effects on your life. We understand this and we will work diligently to help you avoid being convicted if at all possible. If a conviction cannot be avoided, we will work to ensure that your penalty is no harsher than is absolutely necessary.
Possible Embezzlement Defenses
In many criminal cases some of the prosecution’s evidence may be obtained through unlawful search and seizure or through witness testimony that cannot be admitted at trial. This is certainly true in embezzlement cases.
Another issue to check for is intent. In order to secure a conviction, the prosecution must prove that you intended to permanently deprive the owner of the cash or property you took when you took it. If you believed in good faith you had a right to what you took, your actions were not embezzlement.
As your defense attorney, we will thoroughly examine all of the evidence against you for flaws. If we are able to bar even part of it from admission, this may mean that the prosecutor will not be able to prove the charge beyond all reasonable doubt. This may result in the DA dropping the charges or the prosecutor offering a fair and favorable plea deal.
Why You Should Choose Alejo Lugo as Your Embezzlement Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates, we bring a real passion and desire to win to every case as well as the experience needed to provide an accurate assessment of the likely outcome of the case. We handle each case with the utmost professionalism and give each client the personal attention they deserve. Because our office is fully bilingual, we can meet your needs whether you speak English or Spanish.
Our fifteen years of experience gives us the expertise needed to know what kind of evidence to look for in embezzlement cases and where to find it. We know the local courts and prosecutors well and will work with them to reach the best possible outcome in your case. Our ultimate goal is to take the facts of the case and your desired outcome and create a solution that is tailor made to your situation and your needs.
Call Now to Start Building Your Defense
At the Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates, we understand you will need immediate help when facing an embezzlement charge. That’s why we offer free consultations in both English or Spanish. Call us now at (800) 497-0018 for a confidential conversation with our highly trained legal staff.