Over the years, we have represented many clients accused of stealing from their employer, defrauding the government or forgery. In one case, a client was facing several felonies for the accusation that she stole money from the insurance company for whom she worked. At trial, we took aim at the flimsy office procedures which could have allowed many people to take the money, including the owners. She was found not guilty. This victory required deposing key office personnel and understanding office protocol.
In cases involving the allegation that a client has defrauded the government, we have had successful outcomes by challenging the intent of the client trying to maneuver through the myriad of confusing paperwork and computer screens that must be filled out. Sometimes we can negotiate a great outcome by making sure the “victim” is made whole. However, if you pay too quickly, you may lose negotiation power with the prosecutor. We know of less experience lawyers making this mistake and it can really harm the client.
The Criminal Defense Team has also successfully prevented forgery charges from being filed against clients as well. Defending forgery allegations may involve gaining an understanding of who had permission to use a credit card or to sign a check. This can be done through depositions or subpoenaing video from banks or stores where checks are cashed, as well as other defense tactics.
As with all criminal allegations, if the prosecutor doesn’t believe your attorney will actually take the case to trial, then your outcome will not be what it should be. It takes years of experience to know how to handle these types of cases effectively, but also a reputation for going to trial. We have the legal expertise to handle all aspects of your defense. Call (317) 687-8326 to speak with our law firm today.