Redwood City Fraud Lawyer
Fraud and embezzlement are known as "white collar crimes." They do not involve violence or use of a weapon. They are generally committed by persons who are entrusted with money or merchandise and are tempted to keep some of it. Aside from the temptation, many people are in desperate or emotional situations, and they make bad decisions that lead to bad consequences.
The person frequently gets away with it, for a while. At some point, unbeknownst to him or her, the employer’s detective or police are alerted and begin an investigation. As the dollar amount grows, so does the evidence to convict and the seriousness of the charges. Employee theft can evolve into grand theft charges and, depending on the dollar amount of the theft, can be prosecuted as a felony.
Contact a Redwood City fraud attorney at the Law Offices of Shelley D. Dwyer immediately if you have been arrested following your activities being watched. You may have been under surveillance for longer than you think. And your attorney needs time to perform an investigation and time to build a defense case for you.
If you have already been charged, my office can begin to assist you in making amends so you can improve your image with the court and the prosecutor in any way you can. If you can pay back money to your employer or the party whose money or property has been taken, we may do so. This may be your first contact with law enforcement and prosecution. The party victimized may help reduce your charges if we can repair your relationship with him or her.
Contact a San Mateo County Embezzlement Attorney
If you have been accused of any crime in the San Francisco Bay Area or anywhere in California, contact our law office today at 650-367-8500 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will return your call within one hour.