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Face Your Embezzlement Charges with Confidence

Embezzlement is a unique theft crime in that the perpetrators have been placed in a unique position of trust and been given access to the property they ultimately end up stealing. As a result, embezzlement is considered “white collar crime” and can carry major consequences. With penalties including jail time, large fines, and possibly other consequences, it is important that you give yourself the best chance of clearing your charges by retaining a skilled Pittsburgh criminal defense lawyer.

Attorney Melvin Vatz from the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz has four decades’ of criminal defense law experience. Since 1976, he has dedicated part of his practice to defending those facing all kinds of charges from the harshness of the criminal justice system. He has earned the respect and of his peers, exemplified by his AV® Preeminent™ Peer-Review rating of 5.0 out of 5. He has tried cases in federal and state courts, meaning no case is too big or too intimidating for him to take on.

Call the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz today by dialing (412) 453-3341 and receive a free case evaluation!

Theft From Positions of Trust

Embezzlement cases can be extremely difficult to navigate. The prosecution must be able to prove without a doubt that the defendant took possession of the property (most frequently money) while having legal access to it.

Embezzlement can occur in the following positions:

  • Accountant
  • Banker
  • C.E.O, C.F.O., or other high-ranking corporate position
  • Insurance agent
  • Cashier
  • Treasurer

Even for the smallest amounts of embezzled money, you could be facing penalties of up to a year in jail and fines of up to $2,500. If you are found guilty of embezzling special kinds of property, such as firearms or anhydrous ammonia, or embezzle during a time of crisis (such as a natural disaster), you could be facing up to 10 years in prison and fines of up to $25,000.

Don’t face your charges alone! Contact the Law Office of Melvin L. Vatz now and get quality representation today!