Portland Embezzlement Attorneys
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Criminal Defense Against Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement usually starts small. Maybe an employee feels taken advantage of — and so takes a little something back. Or an employee was sexually harassed and looks for “payback.” But like a house of cards, employee theft is a crime which can come tumbling down on the employee who built it. Fortunately, “Civil Compromise” can often be a very real option in these situations. Civil Compromise often provides the framework for a win-win resolution that advances the interests of all parties involved.
At Mark C. Cogan, P.C., we have seen that most people charged with embezzlement are employees in a position of trust, such as bookkeepers or office managers. Most have no prior criminal history. If embezzlement charges have been filed, there is probably a paper trail or other evidence in the prosecutor’s hands. The good news is that our law office has a Portland criminal defense attorney with experience managing complex investigations, negotiating favorable dismissals and aggressively defending clients in court.
More Than 35 years of Criminal Defense Experience
Our law office has defended many employees and contractors at hospitals, schools, government agencies, factories and other places of employment.
If you suspect you are being investigated for a white collar crime, we urge you to contact us immediately for several reasons:
- defendant Negotiations — With an attorney working on your behalf, a settlement may be reached before charges have been filed.
- Civil Compromise — We can negotiate with the defendant and the defendant’s attorney to head off an arrest and criminal or civil litigation or lessen its impact.
- Behavioral Treatment — If a gambling or substance abuse problem is the underlying cause of your actions, counseling can show good faith and potentially mitigate the criminal consequences.
- Minimize Penalties — Even if it is too late or impossible to repay the missing funds, our criminal defense lawyer is skilled at protecting your rights and preserving your options for expungement of your criminal record in the future.
The Prosecution Has Begun Its Work — We Should Begin Ours
No matter the circumstances, anyone under investigation or facing criminal prosecution should retain the best possible attorney as early in the process as possible. If you are under investigation, or have been charged with embezzlement, please call our Portland, Oregon, theft crime law office at (503) 549-1077 or send us an e-mail for a free initial consultation with our lawyer.