Minnesota law recognizes a number of crimes involving financial misdealing, such as embezzlement and extortion. If you’ve been charged with financial crime, our lawyers will ensure that your rights are protected. Because most finance-related crimes rise to the level of a felony, it is crucial that you have an experienced attorney on your side.
In a case of blackmail, the accused typically threatens, or intimidates, someone into giving them money, property, or services in exchange for keeping something secretive. The severity of the charge will often depend on what was demanded of the victim, or the severity of the threat.
Embezzlement is the act of fraudulently taking money that was entrusted to you. Many people think of embezzlement as a complicated crime, but there are many different scenarios in which you can be accused with embezzling funds.
Extortion is the act of obtaining or attempting to obtain money, property, goods, or services through the use of force, intimidation, or threat. Typical examples of extortion include blackmail or ransom. Robbery is not considered a type of extortion.
While there are several legal forms of gambling in Minnesota, certain types of gambling can get you in big trouble with the law. Illegal gambling is a serious crime that can lead to jail time, fines, and an uncertain future.