Embezzlement Defense Lawyer

Are you facing criminal charges for embezzlement in Minnesota? Your finances, your reputation, and your freedom are at stake. You need an experienced embezzlement defense lawyer on your side early on in your case. At Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys, our embezzlement attorneys have been defending the accused in Minneapolis and St. Paul since 1997.

Our law firm provides experienced defense against embezzlement allegations. We have achieved acquittal, dismissal of charges or a reduced sentence for numerous individuals throughout Minnesota. We know what it takes to help you clear your name.

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What Is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a white collar crime that happens when a person is entrusted to manage someone else’s money or property, but instead uses the assets for their own benefit without permission. In most cases, embezzlement charges involve someone who is accused of taking money from a family trust or an employer. If a CEO, for example, takes $50,000 from a company pension and places it in his or her own bank account, it is embezzling. Likewise, if a family member takes money out of a trust account to make a big purchase for his or her own use, it is embezzlement.

 Sometimes embezzlement charges are not so black and white. There can be shades of gray, with fact-based questions about whether someone really intended to misappropriate property. If you were falsely accused of embezzlement, an embezzlement defense lawyer at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys can help you prove what really happened.

Contact a Minnesota embezzlement defense lawyer at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys for help.

What Are the Penalties for Embezzlement in Minnesota?

Penalties for embezzlement vary significantly in Minnesota, depending on the amount of money involved. In some cases, the type of property involved (firearms, controlled substances, trade secrets) is considered as well. Someone who is convicted of a misdemeanor for embezzling less than $500, for instance, can be fined up to $1,000 and sentenced to up to 90 days in jail. A felony conviction involving the embezzlement of $35,000 or more, however, could cost you up to $100,000 in fines, and land you in prison for up to 20 years.

Don’t Wait Until After an Arrest to Hire an Embezzlement Defense Lawyer

If you’ve been charged with embezzlement, or think you are under investigation, don’t wait to hire a criminal defense lawyer. Call experienced Minneapolis embezzlement defense attorney Max Keller for a free, confidential consultation right away. The sooner you get a defense lawyer on your side, the better your chances of winning your case.

 Sometimes, embezzlement cases can be lost or won during the investigation stage of the case. Working with an embezzlement defense law firm from the beginning, gives your attorney a chance to identify any discrepancies in your case.

 At Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys, our lawyers will look for misunderstandings about authorizations. We will consult with financial experts and look for accounting errors. And we will review contracts that may play a role in proving your innocence.

What Are Embezzlement Defenses in Minnesota?

Our embezzlement defense attorneys may use various defenses to help reduce your charges or get them dismissed. These include, but are not limited to:


Lack of evidence:

For you to be convicted of embezzlement, the prosecution must present sufficient evidence to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Approximately 40% of federal embezzlement cases are dismissed because of insufficient evidence.


If you believed that you would be in some type of harm if you did not embezzle the assets, we may be able to use this in your defense. Duress might play a role in your defense, for instance, if your job was in jeopardy.


If law enforcement compelled you to commit embezzlement, and you would likely not have embezzled otherwise, our lawyers may use entrapment as part of your defense.

Lack of intent:

If you did not intend to take the assets from the other party, and our attorneys can show lack of intent, your charges could be dismissed.

Contact an Embezzlement Defense Lawyer at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys

Contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Minneapolis embezzlement defense lawyer at Keller Criminal Defense Attorneys. We encourage you to reach out the moment you believe you may be under investigation or as soon as possible after your arrest. Our embezzlement defense lawyers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.