Military Embezzlement Defense
Embezzlement in the Military: Military Criminal Defense Explains Your Defense
Normally, embezzlement is considered to be a white collar crime committed by someone in business who is working for a client or company. While this is factual, theft in the form of embezzlement can occur within the military. The crime is generally defined as occurring when an individual, who is in a position of trust, unlawfully takes assets that do not belong to them. The essential difference between embezzlement and theft is that an individual was “entrusted” with assets prior to taking them. In the military, personnel frequently have access to funds, equipment, materials and supplies. This can lead to embezzlement or to circumstances which can make it appear that this crime has been committed.
Embezzlement can be an Article 134 offense resulting in court martial. Discharge hearings, demotion, loss of pay, confinement and other penalties can ensue. These charges can, however, be effectively defended in many cases. The key to a favorable outcome is having a military criminal defense lawyer who is experienced and committed to your case.
The Law Offices of Haytham Faraj, PLLC features an attorney who is the only legal professional in the US to have tried 3 major war crime cases and been victorious in each. He was the attorney who won an acquittal in the Hamdaniya war crimes trial where all other defendants except one pled or were found guilty. He was counsel for a Navy Seal in a prominent detainee abuse case which also ended with his client being acquitted of all charges. Additionally, his skilled military criminal defense actions resulted in the acquittal of a solider initially accused of the murder of 24 people in the now famous Haditha war crimes case. As a former Marine of 22 years, he strives to bring to your defense a unique blend of knowledge of the UCMJ coupled with the ability to fight for your rights.
Defending an Embezzlement Charge
Embezzlement charges rest on proving that you took assets on purpose and lacked any desire to give them back. It must also be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that someone else’s ownership rights were violated and that the alleged victim had legal possession of the property. With an accomplished attorney from the firm, these elements of embezzlement can frequently be effectively challenged. At times, when the attorneys are involved early in your case, it can bring about a dismissal of charges in an Article 32 hearing or a reduction of the crime you are being accused of. To learn more and get a free case evaluation, contact an attorney from the firm.