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Regarding embezzlement, first time offender, embezzled up to…

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Regarding embezzlement, first time...

Regarding embezzlement, first time offender, embezzled up to $250,000 and forged checks. What could potential sentence be . Oklahoma

Lawyer's Assistant: Have forgery charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

No. No charges have been filed at all. Only an investigation

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to an Oklahoma lawyer about this yet?

A little. But because no charges have been filed I’m not getting much help

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

I paid bills of mine from their checking account too. That’s included in the amount

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago

This would be a felony charge and in Oklahoma could get you up to 5 years of prison. That said, on a first non-violent felony offense, if you were interested in resolving this with a plea agreement, a lawyer could likely negotiate you a plea to probation with restitution to the complainant.

In short, you generally can avoid incarceration if you wanted to make a deal but you will be expected to pay back the money you stole.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Why would the FBI get involved?
Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago

I could only guess, since I have no real facts to go on. In general, the Feds get involved when:

1) the amount of money involved is very high;

2) the matter involves more than one state;

3) the complainant is a financial institution;

4) they suspect organized criminal activity.

If this is Federal, you can expect to serve some prison upon conviction.

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Criminal Lawyer: Zoey_ JD, JustAnswer Criminal Law Mentor replied 3 months ago

Just checking in to see if you need more help or any clarification of my answer. If so, please reply here on this question thread.

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