This post is written to conclude and recap my series on the handling of Peoria, Illinois embezzlement cases. I decided to write on this issue due to the fact that individuals, charged with such an offense, are facing a serious situation and may not know how to proceed. If proper steps are not taken, immediately, to defend one’s rights then their chances may be reduced. The goal of my recent articles has been to provide information which will help people to better understand their options. It has also been my goal to provide information which will assist with the selection of a criminal defense attorney. If you or a loved one have been arrested then contact my office today to speak with a lawyer.
I have addressed a number of topics over my recent articles. The issues which I have analyzed include:
- How Illinois penalizes embezzlement
- Search & seizure issues in embezzlement cases
- How Miranda violations impact embezzlement charges
- Expert witnesses in embezzlement cases
- The difference between state and federal embezzlement charges
- Taking an embezzlement case to trial
There are several reasons why I chose to address these topics. First, if a defendant understands the potential penalties for the crime with which they are charged then they can better understand the gravity of the situation. Second, it is not uncommon for police to obtain evidence, or even confessions, through violations of the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution. Third, experts are often required in complex financial cases or in matters where the value of any taken property is in dispute. Fourth, defendants who are charged in Federal Court must understand that they are facing a system that is different from Illinois state court. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that things go smoothly.
I stressed, throughout each of these articles, that it is important to immediately contact a criminal defense attorney if you or a loved one have been arrested for embezzlement. The process of defending against such charges can involve complicated issues of fact and law. The more time your counsel has to prepare a defense, then the more your rights will remain protected. I am a former prosecutor who is familiar with our local court systems in addition to being licensed in Federal Court. I pride myself on providing quality service and I am ready to assist you. Contact us today to speak with a Peoria lawyer. We also service the cities of Bloomington, Decatur, Eureka, Galesburg, Morton, Normal, Pekin, Springfield, and Washington. We also serve the counties of Fulton, Knox, LaSalle, Marshall, Mason, McLean, Putnam, Rock Island, Schuyler, Stark, Tazewell, and Woodford. Additional areas where we handle federal cases include Benton, Chicago, East St. Louis, Springfield, and Urbana.