What is embezzlement under Ohio law?

Embezzlement charges are very serious and usually involve an employee in a trusted position, such as a bookkeeper or banker, who unlawfully takes money for his or her own personal use. If you are facing an embezzlement charge it is imperative to contact an attorney immediately.

Do not speak to anyone, including an employer or the police, without having first consulted a criminal defense lawyer skilled in embezzlement defense.

The penalties for an embezzlement conviction are serious.

In the state of Ohio, if you are convicted of embezzlement and the court determines that you have violated a “breach of trust” in your crime, there are additional sentencing guidelines applied. With such serious consequences on the line, you need to be highly selective when you chose a defense attorney.

My law firm has an exclusive focus on criminal defense, and I have been practicing law in Columbus for over 45 years. This experience and focus have empowered me to successfully help hundreds of accused clients through Ohio’s court system. I have tried over 460 jury trials. While my past experience influences the analysis and preparation of each new case I take, I work proactively to understand the unique aspects of each client’s specific legal circumstances.

There are numerous specific factors in an embezzlement case that can affect your outcome, and I look down every potential avenue to build your best defense. Attorney Terry K. Sherman’s accreditations, honors & bio.

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