In a previous blog post, we discussed how a criminal defense lawyer who covers white-collar crimes can help you strategize a defense for embezzlement. The information below gives you further details about what you can face if you’re committed the crime.
White Collar Criminal Defense: What It Takes to Win
While 40% of embezzlement charges are dropped, around 60% of the defendants are not so lucky. That is why it is imperative that your lawyer is well versed in cases involving theft and embezzlement. An experienced criminal defense lawyer knows how the other side must prove its case. He or she is ready to deal with allegations and how to respond appropriately.
How the Plaintiff’s Attorney Must Prove Intent
As further proof of embezzlement, the plaintiff’s attorney must show that the conditions for embezzlement were present. These conditions are noted as follows:
- The defendant gained possession or acquired the property as the result of a fiduciary relationship. In other words, the owner entrusted the property to the defendant.
- The defendant received the property through a fiduciary relationship so he or she could deprive the property’s owner.
- The defendant’s resulting actions or the taking of the property was intentional.
Read more about a criminal defense at Law Offices Of Jance M. Weberman.