Cases of Employee Theft in San Diego
San Diego Criminal Defense Lawyers
Stealing from your employer is a serious allegation and if you face such
an accusation you need to make immediate contact with a
San Diego theft crimes attorney at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC. Employee theft, more widely
known as embezzlement, can happen in all lines of industry and business.
Depending on the amount stolen in an employee theft, misdemeanor petty
theft charges or felony grand theft charges can be filed. If convicted,
you can be subject to not only grievous punishments but also to a lifetime
of scrutiny and rejection by future employers for your involvement in
a crime of moral turpitude.
Embezzlement vs. Employee Theft
embezzlement and employee theft unique from other forms of theft crimes is that it
involves the element of trust. Say you run the counter at the local gas
station and you have been entrusted with keeping the owner's property
and money safe. If, in violation of this trust, you take money from the
register or "graze" off food items, you are committing employee theft.
The same principle holds true for the CFO of a large company who diverts
millions of dollars and hides it from the books for his own personal use.
The larger the amount involved in the employee theft, the stiffer the
penalties, including increasingly harsh penalty enhancements for theft
of property over $65,000. A skilled lawyer can work to have more minor
instances - less than $50 - reduced or dismissed, clearing your criminal record.
Accused of stealing from your employer?
If you find yourself arrested for employee theft, absolutely do not make
statements to police until you can obtain the outstanding team at the
Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC. Our
San Diego criminal defense attorneys can protect you from incriminating yourself, and will take the helm of
you defense efforts, including investigating your case and negotiating
with prosecutors. You can trust our firm for a high level of knowledgeable
and caring legal service.
If you or a loved one has been charged with employee theft, contact a San Diego Defense Lawyer
today to begin work on your case.