Embezzlement is known as “theft by bailee” in Wisconsin. It’s a crime of theft, but unlike theft, where something is taken without permission, embezzlement happens when someone has permission to use the money or property in question but uses it in a way that’s inappropriate – for example, an employee who uses a company credit card to pay for a new wardrobe. The severity of the charge is based on the amount of money or value of the property involved. As such, embezzlement cases are complex and nuanced.
A good legal defense team will pay close attention to your side of the story. There are a lot of defenses to embezzlement charges and understanding the full scope of the case will help them determine the best way to move forward. Some common defenses include:
Case: The client was charged with embezzlement and fraud. The defense team negotiated with the prosecutor, who came to understand that there were a number of defenses in the case. The team at Tracey Wood & Associates convinced the prosecutor not to file charges.
Result: No charges filed
We empower all of our clients with education and support, so they are active participants in their case. This means listening to your side of the story, investigating all possible angles, and pursuing an aggressive strategy in their defense. We never stop fighting, and we believe all of our clients should have hope for the outcome of their case. Contact the attorneys at Tracey Wood & Associates today for a free, no-obligation meeting to discuss the details of your case.
“Not Guilty” - A Guide for Defending Criminal Cases
By Tracey Wood