Fairfax Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
Criminal charges for writing bad checks, embezzlement or fraud are not only damaging to your personal and professional reputation, but a conviction may land you in jail. If you have been charged with one of these crimes, it is important to seek out the advice of an experienced Manassas embezzlement defense attorney.
At the Law Office of Anthony H. Nourse, PLC, we understand the uncertainty that comes along with criminal charges. With more than a decade of criminal defense experience, our attorney focuses his practice on providing personalized service, sound advice and an aggressive pursuit of a positive outcome. Contact us online or call 703-659-2450 for a free initial consultation. Se habla español. We make jail visits.
Dedicated Defense Against Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement occurs when a person with a fiduciary duty to handle the property of another person or business entity takes some or all of the property. For example, an accountant may be accused of “skimming” of the top of financial records. In other cases, an employee may create false financial records and divert funds into his or her personal account.
Regardless of the specific facts of your case, these charges can become seriously very quickly. In order to be considered grand larceny under Virginia law, the amount that was embezzled only needs to be $200 or more. Grand larceny is considered a felony. That is why it is important to seek help from our experienced Fairfax criminal defense attorney. We will examine all of the evidence to provide you with the strongest possible defense against these charges.
Fighting Against Check Fraud and Other Charges
A fraud charge is an umbrella term that is used to encompass any number of illegal activities such as using a stolen credit card, identity theft, insurance fraud, collecting state assistance under false pretenses and writing bad checks. In order to be found guilty of check fraud and similar offenses, the prosecution must prove that you knowingly wrote a bad check or attempted to obtain an item without paying for it or without intending to pay for it. Again, if the fraud involves goods or money that exceeds $200, you may face felony charges.
We understand how to defend against fraud charges. We will work hard to get your criminal charges dismissed, or at the very least reduced. If the prosecution offers a plea deal, we will examine it and advise you as to whether or not it is a good deal, or if you have a chance at a better outcome in trial. We will keep you up to speed at every point and will make ourselves available to answer any questions you may have.
Call for a Free Consultation With a Fairfax County Larceny and Fraud Defense Attorney
If you have been accused of fraud or another financial crime, seek legal advice before meeting with police or the prosecution. Contact our Manassas embezzlement defense lawyer online or call 703-659-2450 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.