Embezzlement and Fraud
Anyone under investigation for embezzlement or already charged with embezzlement in Michigan will require an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Charges of embezzlement are very complex, and often involve many parties and levels of authority. Our team of criminal defense lawyers will investigate every aspect of your embezzlement case and ensure that the wrong people are not held responsible. If you want to stay out of jail, contact our experienced firm now.
Michigan Embezzlement, Fraud, and White- Collar Charges
Embezzlement and fraud cases care very diverse when it comes to the details of the accusations. Embezzlement charges in Michigan can arise from accusations of computer fraud, employee theft, credit card fraud, transferring of money or account conversion, faulty checks, forgery, money laundering, tax evasion, tax fraud, bank fraud, counterfeiting crimes, extortion and blackmail, insider trading, and many others. Our lawyers have experience fighting all kinds of embezzlement and fraud cases and are dedicated to achieving great results.
You need a criminal defense lawyer who works with you to protect your rights and earn your freedom. An embezzlement charge does not have to result in conviction, jail time, and fines. We can help you prove your innocence and achieve the best possible result in your Michigan case. We provide exceptional legal guidance to those accused of white-collar crime, and can defend against the penalties that could result from a conviction. We want to build an effective defense, and truly understand the details of your Michigan white-collar crime case.
Criminal Penalties for Embezzlement and White-Collar Crimes in Michigan
If money or property was entrusted to you by a business or other person, and you are suspected of stealing that money or property, you could be convicted of embezzlement in Michigan. According to the Michigan Penal Code (750.174), embezzlement is outlined as follows: A person who as the agent, servant, or employee of another person, government entity within the state of Michigan, other legal entity, trustee, bailee, or custodian of the property of another person, fraudulently disposes of, transfers for personal use, or takes with the intent to convert to personal use without consent, any money or other personal property that has come to that person's possession or that is under his or her control is guilty of embezzlement.
Lawyer for Charges of Embezzlement in Michigan
If you are in control of the money or property of another person or of a business, and are accused of converting the money for your own use or fraudulently disposing of the money, you could be subject to the following Michigan embezzlement penalties:
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at less that $200 (misdemeanor): Jail time of up to 93 days and a fine of either $500 or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at between $200 and $1,000, or less than $200 with a previous embezzlement conviction, or under $200 embezzled from a nonprofit or charitable organization (misdemeanor): Jail time of up to 1 year and a fine of either $1,000, or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at between $1,000 and $20,000, or between $200 and $1,000 along with a previous conviction, or between $200 and $1,000 embezzled from a nonprofit or charitable organization (felony): Jail time of up to 5 years and a fine of up to $10,000, or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at between $20,000 and $50,000, or between $1,000 and $20,000 along with a previous conviction, or between $1,000 and $20,000 embezzled from a nonprofit or charitable organization (felony): Jail time of up to 10 years and a fine of $15,000 or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at between $50,000 and $100,000 (felony): Jail time of up to 15 years and a fine of $25,000 or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
- Embezzlement of money or property valued at more than $100,000 (felony): Jail time of up to 20 years and a fine of up to $50,000 or 3 times the value of the money or property, whichever is greater.
Michigan prosecutors can also seek enhanced sentences based on prior convictions according to this section of the Michigan Penal Code. It is crucial that you obtain the services of Grabel & Associates if you want to avoid these harsh criminal punishments.
Our Approach to White-Collar Crime in Michigan
We know that prosecutors will need to prove your relation to the person or business that money or property was embezzled from, your control over that money or property, and your wrongful conversion of that money or property with the intent to defraud or convert for personal use. Our lawyers will go through the details of your case with you and see what the prosecution has missed in your case, and help you earn your freedom. We focus on results, and will relentlessly fight against potential jail sentences for our white-collar crime clients.
Defending Clients in Embezzlement Cases in Detroit, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Grand Rapids, and Throughout Michigan
We practice only criminal defense, and our experience in Michigan defense will give you a noticeable edge in your white-collar crime case. We objectively review every aspect of your Michigan criminal case and tell you exactly what your legal options are while advising you what legal steps to take. You will be informed of the legal issues affecting your case and what any action could mean for your future, giving you complete control over your white-collar crime case result.
Our proven results demonstrate that we know how to win Michigan criminal defense cases. Our team of lawyers has developed an arsenal of dynamic defense techniques that can win your criminal case. We will implement a highly strategic and forceful criminal defense plan that will work to earn you an impressive outcome.
Call Now to Defend White-Collar Crime Charges in Michigan
Call us anytime of day, any day of the week, at 1-800-342-7896 to speak with an experienced case analyst who can inform you of your legal options. Grabel & Associates will provide you with first-rate defense in your case, and your results will make evident that you hired the best Michigan criminal defense team. Our top-quality legal services will be decisive in your embezzlement case, and we are eager to begin working with you to defend against criminal accusations. You need the best representation for your Michigan case, and renowned trial attorney Scott Grabel can provide you with a free consultation to help you start your criminal defense if you contact us now. Grabel & Associates has earned a reputation as one of Michigan's best law firms, and will deliver excellent results in your Michigan criminal case.