Strong Embezzlement Defense

If you control financial or other resources, an embezzlement charge can be devastating. Attorney Stephen M. Misko has decades of experience fighting these charges on behalf of his clients. With his tenacious attention to detail, Mr. Misko has emerged as one of the pre-eminent criminal defense attorneys in western Pennsylvania. He can put his experience to work for you, too.

What Counts As Embezzlement?

Embezzlement occurs when a person steals something that someone else entrusted him or her with, typically an employer or client. This creates a fiduciary duty toward the entrusting party, which embezzlement violates. Examples include:

  • Stealing money from a place of employment
  • Diverting investment dividends from a client's portfolio
  • Taking assets out of a trust without authorization
  • Using company assets for personal enrichment

Pennsylvania does not have a specific anti-embezzlement law, so these activities can fall under a variety of statutes, depending on the facts of the case.

Avoid A Career-Ending Conviction

An embezzlement conviction can not only lead to significant prison time, it can also ruin your career prospects once you are released. Your life will never be the same again. In fact, just a formal embezzlement charge can have lasting implications, even if you eventually win acquittal.

To protect your career, your financial security and your family, you must retain an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The sooner you can push back against the legal action against you, the better your prospects will be.

Trusted By Tax Professionals

When searching for a lawyer, take note of his or her client base. Mr. Misko has represented dozens of accountants, municipal employees and other financial professionals who were fighting embezzlement charges. The people who know finance trust him, which his record reflects.

Get Experienced Legal Help Today

Stephen M. Misko has helped many clients avoid embezzlement convictions, and he would love to help you, too. Please reach out through our online contact form or call our office: 724-602-4583.

PennLaw, LLC, has offices in Butler and Pittsburgh.