Reputable Pittsburgh Criminal Defense Attorney
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
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:
- C.E.O, C.F.O., or other high-ranking corporate position
- Insurance agent
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!