What Happens When Police Officers Are Charged with White Collar Crimes?
When an officer is accused of any type of crime, he or she has the constitutional right to a proper police investigation, an impartial jury of his or her peers, and fairness in the trial process. Unfortunately, this can be complicated by the type of sensationalist media coverage that tends to occur when an officer is accused of a crime. It can also be threatened by fellow officers who may be disgruntled, and not follow proper investigation protocol in the quest to make the accused officer “pay.” In any event, the defendant is entitled to constitutional protections throughout the investigation and criminal court process.
The experienced criminal defense attorney at Stroleny Law, P.A. has experience representing law enforcement officers who have been accused of many different crimes. He knows how to defend your constitutional rights, avoid unwanted pretrial publicity, and otherwise promote fairness throughout the criminal case process. Call (305) 615-1285 today to arrange your free phone consultation.
Police Officers Across the Nation Have Been Arrested for White Collar Crimes
All across the country, police officers have been accused of white collar crimes. In Fishkill, New York, a former officer pleaded guilty to grand larceny after embezzling more than $33,000 from the local Police Benevolent Association. Mid Hudson News reports that the former officer was serving as the Association treasurer at the time she took the funds. A similar case occurred in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, where a former police reserve captain was charged with embezzlement. According to KJRH, the former captain lead volunteer police programs that operated as 501(c) charitable organizations. He was investigated for making improper purchases and writing checks to his personal account from the 501(c) organization accounts.
And here in Florida, a former officer of the Aurora (Colorado) Police Department was arrested after being charged with two felony counts of theft. CBS 4 Denver reports that the former officer once served as treasurer for two charitable police funds: the Aurora Police Orphans Fund and the Brotherhood of the Fallen Aurora. The Police Orphans Fund is a charity that uses paycheck deductions from 95 percent of the Aurora Police Department to benefit the families of officers who died while employed by that Department. The Brotherhood uses dues and donations to send Aurora officers to memorial services for fallen officers around the country. Prosecutors allege that the former officer stole a combined total of nearly $80,000 from these two charitable organizations.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Miami White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer
If you are an officer who has been charged with a white collar crime, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced Miami criminal defense attorney. All white collar crimes carry the potential for severe penalties. Officers, however, may face aggravated charges and sentences if prosecutors allege they have abused a position of trust. The criminal defense attorney at Stroleny Law, P.A. can help protect both your constitutional rights during the investigation and prosecution of any white collar crime. Call (305) 615-1285 today to arrange your free phone consultation. You can also contact us through our online contact form.
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