Don’t let embezzlement charges ruin your career. Fight back with Chambers Law Firm as your embezzlement defense attorney.
Often, people associate the crime of embezzlement with high-stakes crimes committed by powerful executives. But the reality is, any time you fraudulently appropriate cash or property that belongs to someone else and has been entrusted to you, you are guilty of embezzlement. This means that most embezzlement cases actually involve very minor and mundane crimes such as “borrowing” from the petty cash drawer at work.
Regardless of how serious your alleged embezzlement crime was or how much money you allegedly took, a conviction will have a serious negative impact on your reputation and your career. Fortunately, you do not have to go down without a fight. Chambers Law Firm is here to provide top-quality defense representation geared towards resolving your case as quickly and advantageously as possible.
Types of Embezzlement Crimes
If you have been accused of embezzlement, you may be charged with one or more of the following crimes:
Petty Theft: If you allegedly embezzled less than $950 in cash or property, you will be charged with petty theft. This crime is a misdemeanor.
Grand Theft: If the amount embezzled exceeded $950, you will be charged with grand theft. In embezzlement cases, this often means felony grand theft.
Forgery: Embezzlement sometimes involves forging another party’s signature in order to transfer cash or other assets into the embezzler’s name. If you have been accused of this type of embezzlement, you will likely face forgery charges in addition to theft charges.
We Can Help You Fight Back Against Embezzlement Charges
At Chambers Law Firm, we understand the law on embezzlement, and we know all the most effective strategies for helping our clients avoid any undeserved or unduly harsh penalties. We will not be daunted by the reams of financial evidence that often accompany embezzlement cases. Instead, we will dedicate ample time and attention to reviewing the evidence in your case and building the strongest possible defense argument for you. For example, we may be able to argue that you were falsely accused, that you believed in good faith you had a right to the property, or that you lacked criminal intent in that you did not intend to deprive the owner of their property.
We can also help by combatting prosecutors’ tendency to seek one count of petty theft or grand theft for every separate incident of embezzlement. We can argue that the incidents were part of a single plan and should be considered one crime, which will reduce the severity of the penalties at stake in your case.
Call Now for Your Free Consultation
If you are in need of assistance from a skilled embezzlement defense attorney, you can count on Chambers Law Firm. We are here for you 24/7. Simply dial 714-760-4088 to request your free initial consultation.