Counterfeiting and embezzlement are crimes that will leave those convicted facing severe punishment including jail or prison time, substantial fines, and a permanent criminal record. If you are found guilty of either of these crimes, it can absolutely devastate your life. At The O'Connor Law Firm we fight vigorously on behalf of our clients, working to protect your freedom and legal rights. In order to reach positive results it is essential to work with a highly qualified Kansas City criminal defense lawyer.
To put it simply, it is manufacturing, creating, or duplicating "fake" money in order to gain from this false money. Additionally, if you copy money or currency in an effort to pass it for the original article, it is a type of forgery considered counterfeiting.
The crime of embezzlement occurs when a person knowingly or intentionally withholds assets from a person or individuals when the accused has been entrusted with those assets. Most embezzlement cases involve someone who in their employment capacity has access to significant financial resources. For example, by intentionally or knowingly withholding funds from investors, a financial planner or adviser could be suspected of embezzling clients' funds and ultimately charged with this white collar crime.
Manufacturing counterfeit paper currency or printed reproductions (copying in order to pass it as original, genuine currency) will result in penalties that include up to 20 years in prison and/or fines of up to $250,000.
Penalties for embezzlement in Kansas City depend on factors including the value of the assets allegedly stolen. The penalties include:
Without the legal support and guidance of a dedicated Kansas City criminal defense attorney those accused of counterfeiting or embezzlement face severe and life-changing consequences.
Whether you have been arrested or are under investigation, it is important to contact a skilled defense lawyer immediately. Your legal rights must be protected from the very beginning, and a solid defense strategy put in place right away. Could the charges be reduced, or even dismissed? Will you be acquitted if your case goes to trial? You have many questions; we have the answers and will provide guidance every step of the way. Contact UsContact The O'Connor Law Firm now for a free consultation at 1-816-842-1111.
Matt O’Connor was previously a professor of the law of evidence, and he knows what it takes to successfully defend anyone who has been charged with crimes in Kansas City, Missouri. When you hire his team, you will get unparalleled personal attention and care that you won’t receive from any other law firm. Matt O'Connor has over 20 years experience in the court room, and has often times been called upon as a legal contributor for programs like the national Fox News channel and many other local Kansas City stations.