Lawyer for Embezzlement Charges
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorneys
We have all heard of the crime of embezzlement in the news and realize
just how serious a charge it can be. Also known as employee theft, embezzlement
is classified as a
white collar crime. Unlike other types of theft crimes, it involves stealing something that
was entrusted to you.
Being charged with embezzlement is generally something that happens to
employees who steal by "fudging the numbers" or pocketing from
the till, defrauding their employer of property to which they had legal
access to, but in the end did not belong to them. To begin immediate work
on your defense, contact a
San Diego theft lawyer at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC.
Proving Embezzlement in Court
There are certain key aspects that must be proved in court to successfully
obtain an embezzlement conviction, and a skilled defense attorney can
challenge the prosecution's ability to do so. They must show that
you had a relationship of trust with the victim of the theft, that that
person trusted you with certain property, and that you intended to defraud
that person by taking said property as your own.
This can occur in many ways in all manner of businesses and companies,
from a retail store clerk to a high-powered executive. Depending on the
circumstances of the alleged crime and the value of property involved,
it can be charged as petty theft or grand theft, and either as a misdemeanor
or felony. Steep fines and a possible several years of jail time await
those who are convicted. If the amount of money or property exceeded $65,000,
then additional sentencing enhancements may apply.
Call an Embezzlement Defense Attorney in San Diego
San Diego criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC understand that you are
going through a confusing and difficult time. The embarrassment and scrutiny
of an embezzlement arrest can be intense, and you deserve legal help that
can help ensure your rights are not violated as police scour for evidence.
With firm action, our attorneys will tenaciously defend against these
serious charges and will guide you through each step of the criminal defense process.
Contact a San Diego Defense Lawyer
straight away if you face embezzlement charges.