Yes or no is not an answer to ANY inquiry that involves a legal analysis by an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
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This inquiry is impossible to begin to consider. You don't say whether the investigation is federal or state or the nature of the accusation. if you are arrested in the United States on felony charges, then the Constitution requires appointment of counsel to represent the indigent. i would suggest that you consult counsel immediately, or apply for counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction if you cannot afford a lawyer. You should not use this forum to disclose confidential information about your possible criminal case.
As noted, it is impossible to answer this question with this limited amount of information. You need to contact an experienced lawyer where the case is being heard and have them advise you.
This post is for information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it establish an attorney client relationship with Mr. Cassara.
"I am a defendant in a civil case. It is an embezzlement case."
That does not sound correct. Embezzlement is a crime. Further, it strains credulity to think that you could be a defendant in a trial while out of the country - "overseas."
You need to retain counsel in whatever jurisdiction this trial is supposedly taking place in.
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