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Defending Those Who Have Been Accused of Embezzlement in Nebraska

When facing embezzlement charges in Nebraska, you need skilled legal representation to defend your rights and navigate the complex legal system. At McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O., our embezzlement attorneys in Omaha understand the gravity of these allegations and the potentially life-altering consequences that can follow. With our experience and commitment, we are here to help you through this challenging time.

Call McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O. today at (402) 614-8655 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our Omaha embezzlement attorney.

What is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is considered a white-collar crime when someone entrusted with another person's or organization's property or funds misappropriates them for personal gain. This crime typically involves a breach of trust and is often committed by employees, financial officers, or individuals with access to funds or assets.

Embezzlement cases can be intricate, requiring a thorough understanding of financial transactions and a strong legal defense strategy unique to the specific circumstances of each case.

What are the Penalties for Embezzlement in Nebraska?

In Nebraska, the penalties for embezzlement vary depending on the value of the property or funds involved, as well as the circumstances of the crime.The penalties for embezzlement may include:

  • Under $500 is considered a Class II misdemeanor that can reach up to 6 months in jail and/or a $1000 fine.
  • $500 — $1499 is considered a Class I misdemeanor that can reach up to one year in jail and/or a $1000 fine.
  • $1500 — $4999 is considered a Class IV felony that can reach up to two years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
  • $ 5,000 or more is considered a Class I.I.A. felony that can reach up to 20 years in prison.

Additionally, embezzlement convictions can lead to long-lasting consequences, such as damage to your reputation, difficulty finding employment, and challenges in securing loans or housing.

Defenses Against Embezzlement Charges

Some potential defenses against embezzlement charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Embezzlement requires intent to misappropriate funds or property. If we can demonstrate that you did not have the necessary intent, it could lead to a dismissal or reduction of charges.
  • Mistaken Identity: We can investigate the evidence and circumstances surrounding the alleged embezzlement to determine if there is any case of mistaken identity.
  • Insufficient Evidence: If there is a lack of concrete evidence tying you to the embezzlement, we can vigorously challenge the prosecution's case.
  • Procedural Errors: We can review the procedures followed by law enforcement and prosecution to ensure your rights were not violated at the time of the investigation and legal process.
  • Negotiating a Plea Bargain: In some circumstances, it may be in your best interest to negotiate a plea bargain to reduce charges and potential penalties.

Contact Our Omaha Embezzlement Attorney Today

If you or a loved one faces embezzlement charges in Nebraska, don't hesitate to contact our skilled legal team at McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O.
Our embezzlement lawyers in Omaha will provide you with personalized legal guidance, tirelessly investigate the details of your case, and develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf. Your future is at stake, and we are here to confidently help you through this challenging situation.

Contact McGoughLaw P.C. L.L.O. today to get started on your defense with our Omaha embezzlement lawyer.

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Client Success Stories

  • Theft
    Defendant was charged with embezzling more than $300,000.00, from a previous employer. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm highlighted a number of inconsistencies and questionable statements. The State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was charged with burglary. At the preliminary hearing, we created a record that established that the State had very little corroborated evidence against our client. After the hearing, we filed a motion to suppress, arguing that the charges should be dismissed because the State could not prove that our client was involved in the burglary. Shortly before a hearing on our motion, the State contacted us and agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was charged in federal court with embezzling several thousand dollars. Following our investigation and providing relevant information to the Government and the Court, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged in federal court with cheating the Government out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Following our investigation and settlement negotiations with the Government, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation without having to go to jail.
  • Other Offenses
    Defendant was charged with possession of child pornography and was previously represented by a different attorney. Defendant came to us for help because his current attorney was not able to get the matter resolved from Defendant. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all felony charges against our client. Based upon our presentation to the Court at sentencing, the Court agreed to sentence our client to probation without having to go to jail. Defendant was charged with carrying a concealed weapon. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client Not Guilty. Defendant was charged in federal court with impersonating an officer. Following an investigation and information presented to the Government, the Government agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with child endangerment and was previously represented by a different attorney. Defendant came to us for help because her current attorney was not able to get the matter resolved for Defendant. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was previously sentenced to several years in prison. Defendant had been represented by a different lawyer. Our firm was asked to review the case to determine if there was anything that could be done to reduce Defendant's sentence. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State and Court, our client was re-sentenced to time served and released from prison.
  • Drug Possession
    Defendant was charged with possessing a large quantity of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client. Defendant was charged with carrying numerous pounds of marijuana. Following a suppression hearing where several statements made by the arresting officer were called into question, the State dismissed the felony possession charge. At sentencing, we presented evidence and information that convinced the Court to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged with carrying numerous pounds of marijuana. Following a complete investigation by our firm, the State agreed to give the Defendant a deferred sentence which would not appear on his record. Our client avoided any criminal conviction and avoided a jail sentence. Defendant was charged with possessing drugs found at the airport. After our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with possession of prescription drugs. Following a successful suppression hearing where the Court ruled that the State could not use certain evidence against our client, the State agreed to dismiss all felony charges against our client. At sentencing on a reduced misdemeanor charge, we were successful in convincing the Court to sentence our client to probation with no jail time. Defendant was charged with possession of prescription drugs while a student at college. After our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to refer the matter to diversion. This resulted in our client not having any criminal charges on his record. Defendant was charged with drug conspiracy and possession of a weapon. Following a hearing challenging the Government's evidence, the Court sustained our motion to suppress and ruled that the Government did not have probable cause to stop, detain or search our client.
  • Assaults
    Defendant was charged with child abuse resulting in death. Following the investigation of our firm, depositions of key witnesses and presentation of our findings to the prosecutor, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with assaulting an officer. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found our client not guilty. Defendant was charged with assault. Following our investigation and presentation of relevant information to the State, the State agreed to dismiss the charges against our client. Defendant was charged with assault with a deadly weapon. Following our investigation and presentation of materials to the State, the State agreed to dismiss all charges against our client.
  • Sexual Offenses
    Defendant was charged with sexual assault of a minor. At the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to confess that she made the whole thing up. Charges were dropped against our client. Defendant was charged with sexual assault. At the deposition of the alleged victim, a number of inconsistencies were identified and highlighted and the State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with soliciting a minor from craigslist. After taking a deposition of the alleged victim, our firm was able to highlight a number of inconsistencies and questionable information and the State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with sexual assault. During the deposition of the alleged victim, our firm got the alleged victim to admit that it was possible that all of the information provided to police was from a dream and was not real. The State dismissed all felony charges against our client. Defendant was charged with sexual abuse of a family member. Following a deposition of the alleged victim and complete investigation, demonstrating that a number of statements made by the alleged victim were questionable and inconsistent with other information, the State agreed to dismiss the charges. Defendant was charged with sexual assault. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found there was insufficient evidence to convict the Defendant. Our client was never convicted of the charge. Defendant was charged with multiple counts of sexual assault on family members. The matter proceeded to trial and the jury found Defendant not guilty of two charges and found there was insufficient evidence to convict on a third charge. Before Defendant could be retried on the third offense, the State agreed to dismiss all sexual offenses against our client. Defendant was charged with a sexual assault that the State claimed happened several years ago when the Defendant was a minor. We filed a Motion to transfer the matter to juvenile court, arguing that the matter should be dismissed. After our hearing, the State agreed to dismiss charges against our client.

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