Los Angeles Embezzlement Lawyer
Legal Defense Against Employee Stealing or Fraud
Embezzlement is defined most generally as theft/larceny of assets, money or property by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Typically, embezzlement occurs in the employment and/or corporate setting. 18 U.S.C. § 641 provides punishment for whoever embezzles, steals, or knowingly converts to his use, or without authority, sells, conveys or disposes of any record, voucher, money, or thing of value of the United States or of any department or agency thereof, or any property made or being made under contract for the United States or any department or agency, or whoever receives, conceals, or retains the same with intent to convert it to his use or gain, knowing it to have been embezzled, stolen, purloined or converted. If convicted of embezzlement you may be facing large fines and imprisonment for up to ten years. However, if the value of the property embezzled does not exceed $1,000 in sum then the punishment is reduced to fines and/or up to one year in prison.
Information About Embezzlement Law in California
In simple terms, embezzlement is defined as stealing from your employer, which is called employee theft. This is considered a white collar crime by an employee who has enough knowledge of the company that they are able to exploit their knowledge for illegal financial gain. If you are charged with a state or federal level of embezzlement, you will need a skilled attorney on your side.
If you retain a criminal defense lawyer who is familiar with this type of crime, you will have a much better chance at a positive outcome to your case. If you decide to retain a law firm that is not used to dealing with the complex state and federal embezzlement laws, they may not understand how to obtain a reduction of your charges or possibly a case dismissal. In some cases, we may be able to initiate negotiations with the victim before criminal charges are filed. If successful terms are achieved, this could result in no criminal case being filed.
Los Angeles Embezzlement Defense
The experienced defense lawyers at Eisner Gorin LLP can create a legal defense strategy early in your case. If you are facing questions from your employer or under investigation regarding missing funds from your employer, you need to contact us right away. Any comments you make to your employer can be used against you later in court.
Call our office today for a free case evaluation with one of our federal criminal lawyers. We have successful defended many clients involved in embezzlement and other fraud crime related issues. If trail becomes necessary, we are skilled trial attorneys and negotiators that can assist you in avoiding a conviction or negotiate a settlement with prosecutors that can keep you out of county jail or state prison.
If you are being charged with embezzlement, call our office to discuss the specific details of your case.
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