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Embezzlement Defense Attorneys Michigan

Take your case seriously. Contact Michigan embezzlement attorneys at Manley & Manley

Whether you are under investigation for embezzlement or you have been charged, you will need to take action quickly. Prosecutors take these cases very seriously. They know juries tend to show no mercy if they believe someone has stolen money from a company for their own financial gain.

A form of fraud, these cases often involve a complex paper trail detailing when and how funds were extracted without permission. What makes these cases especially complex is the person accused of embezzlement often has legal access to the funds in dispute.

Don't try to tackle your embezzlement case on your own. Make sure you have an experienced, aggressive attorney on your side who can defend you against the charges. Call Manley & Manley today at (810) 238-0500.

Our firm has a well-established reputation for handling complicated white-collar crimes in Michigan, including allegations of embezzlement. Whether you’ve been accused of theft or misappropriation or abusing an expense account, our embezzlement defense attorneys can help set things right. Often, these cases involve simple errors or honest mistakes. There may be other mitigating factors, such as addiction problems. We provide personal attention and work with you every step of the way to achieve a desirable result.

Attorney Michael P. Manley is a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Expert. He has been selected to the Michigan Super Lawyers list. Each year no more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive this honor. He also has been ranked 10, or “superb,” by the attorney rating service Avvo. The National Trial Lawyers association named him one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers. His work on high-profile cases has also been featured on national news programs like “Dateline,” “20/20” and “The Today Show.”

Attorney Frank J. Manley has been named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list year after year. He was named among the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. He has also been listed among the Top 10 Criminal Defense Lawyers in Michigan, the Top 100 OWI Attorneys in the State of Michigan, and the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.

What are common embezzlement cases in Michigan?

Common examples of embezzlement cases in Michigan include:

  • Public officials accused of illegally taking public funds for personal use.
  • Legal guardians accused of taking money from family members.
  • Stockbrokers or financial planners accused of taking money from clients.
  • Trustees of a business or religious institution accused to illegally taking money from company or church.

Many other types of embezzlement cases exist. Whatever type of case you're dealing with, make sure you contact one of our attorneys as soon as possible.

You have many options if you are under investigation or charged with embezzlement. Attorney Manley may be able to help you resolve the matter outside of court by negotiating with your company. If the case does go to court, he and his team can look at the relevant financial data. Often, Manley can find holes in the prosecutor's case that result in a dismissal.

What are the penalties for embezzlement in Michigan?

The penalties for embezzlement in Michigan depend on how much money someone is accused of stealing from another person or corporation. Some cases are classified at misdemeanors. Others are felonies. Visit our page "difference between misdemeanor and felony" to learn more about the legal distinctions.

In addition, penalties are tougher if the embezzlement charge involved a nonprofit corporation or charitable organization. The penalties in general for embezzlement in Michigan include:

Embezzlement over $200


  • Up to 93 days in jail
  • Up to $500 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

Over $200 but less than $1,000


  • Up to 1 year in jail
  • Up to $2,000 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

Over $1,000 but less than $20,000


  • Up to 5 years in jail
  • Up to $10,000 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

Over $20,000 but less than $50,000


  • Up to 10 years in jail
  • Up to $15,000 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

Over $50,000 but less than $100,000


  • Up to 15 years in jail
  • Up to $25,000 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

Over $100,000


  • Up to 20 years in jail
  • Up to $50,000 fine or three times the value of the embezzled property

How can Manley & Manley help me with my embezzlement case?

Evidence builds strong case. When it comes to embezzlement cases in Michigan, attorney Manley leaves no stone unturned in pursuit of justice. These complex cases often involve detailed trails of evidence. He puts his years of experience to work by investigating the details of the case. He will home in on what is relevant to build a compelling defense. Attorney Manley also frequently hires experts who can testify on the behalf of clients.

Call (810) 238-0500 right now and schedule an appointment. In most cases, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. A delay could affect the outcome of your case. We offer a free case evaluation and respect people's privacy and need for discretion.

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