White Collar, Fraud & Embezzlement

Experienced Defense Against White Collar Crime and Embezzlement Charges

Let me be absolutely clear - I do not represent "bad people." I represent good people who have made mistakes, or have been accused of making one.

Oftentimes, we are far too quick to condemn someone accused of something like embezzlement. It is not a pretty word, to be sure. Many times, in cases involving white collar crime and embezzlement, many are affected - from business owners to board members and minor shareholders.

It is easy to lump individuals under the umbrella of corruption, privilege and greed. However, there is no such thing as a "simple case of embezzlement." In almost all of these cases, the story runs much deeper. Good people do foolish things, especially when the bills are piling up and there is not enough money to go around. When a good person does a bad thing, I am here to help minimize the penalties you face. In certain situations, if you have a family member or other person who can help you financially, and you can make restitution to the other party prior to sentencing I might be able to keep your sentence to just probation or even prevent charges from being filed altogether.

You may have meant to simply borrow the money, but lost control of the situation. You may have felt that taking their money was the only way around some tough circumstances.

These are the people I stand up for. For over 39 years, I - David M. Lurie, Criminal Defense Attorney and Counselor at Law - have looked deeper and listened to the whole story. I represent people who have been charged with white collar crimes, including:

  • Embezzlement
  • Diverting company assets
  • Falsifying expense records

Lessening the Impact

I work every day to craft the best defense possible for my clients, trying to minimize the penalties they might face for any white collar charges they face. When negotiation won't work, or when you are truly innocent and want to fight all the way, we work with a team of skilled litigators who will take your case to court. Our main focus is on mitigation - working with the prosecution to negotiate an arrangement that will work to minimize the penalties you are facing.

White collar crimes can easily end up in Federal Court. If this happens, you will need an experienced defense attorney on your side. I have over three decades of experience and have represented good people who have made mistakes.

If you are being charged with a white collar crime, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. The sooner that you contact me, the sooner I can begin working on how the prosecution will look at you and your case, and building your best defense. Your reputation, your career, and your future are on the line. With years of practicing in both Missouri and Kansas, I am well-versed in the laws of both states and can help you navigate the legal system to minimize the penalties you are facing.

When you come to see me at my Kansas City office or my Lee's Summit office, we will sit down and discuss your situation in its entirety. We will then work together to outline an intelligent and realistic plan for you that is tailored to your case. Mitigation is key - I can help present you in the best possible light to the prosecutor and minimize the penalties you are facing.

If you need an experienced white collar crime lawyer for charges brought in Missouri or Kansas, contact me immediately at 816-221-5900. You may also contact me online.