Orlando Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
Experienced Defense Against Embezzlement Charges in Central Florida
What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is the act of dishonestly appropriating or secreting assets by one or more individuals to whom such assets have been entrusted. Embezzlement is a kind of financial fraud and white collar crimes.
In layman's terms, embezzlement occurs when a person, usually in a position of trust and responsibility, commits a theft of a companies assets, which may include money or property.
Embezzlement may range from the very minor in nature, involving only small amounts, to the immense, involving large sums and sophisticated schemes.
Embezzlement charges may be either a misdemeanor or a felony, depending upon the amount of money or property which was involved. If convicted of an embezzlement crime, the consequences may involve hefty fines and lengthy term of imprisonment.
The highly experienced Florida embezzlement defense lawyer at the Law Offices of David P. Hill, represents the legal rights and goals of those facing criminal embezzlement charges, or other criminal defense issues in Orlando, Central Florida or in any other place throughout Florida.
Employee embezzlement may include:
- Spending from client funds or accounts;
- Altering receipts or account information;
- Underreporting profits;
- Billing from a false vendor account;
- Creation of phantom employees.
It is important to make clear that embezzlement is not always a form of theft or an act of stealing, since those definitions specifically deal with taking something that does not belong to the perpetrator(s). Instead, embezzlement is, more generically, an act of deceitfully secreting assets by one or more persons that have been entrusted with such assets. The person(s) entrusted with such assets may or may not have an ownership stake in such assets.
Embezzlement may be either a misdemeanor or felony, and tired in State or Federal Court depending upon the amount / value involved, special circumstances of the offense, and the type of business entity where the embezzlement occurred.
An embezzlement conviction may range from 1 to 20 year in prison, depending on the circumstances of the offense and the evidence against the accused
If you have questions, concerns, or legal needs regarding embezzlement charge defense or other criminal defense issues, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Orlando embezzlement defense lawyer. Contact us at 407-648-0006 to schedule a free and confidential legal consultation.
Our experienced criminal defense attorney's goal would be to seek to have the charges dropped, reduced, seek probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, ensure you are given the best possible defense in a trial.
When an individual is charged with embezzlement, or any other criminal offense, it is important to be well informed regarding the charges against you, your legal rights, options which may be available to you, viable defense strategies, and if the case goes to trial, aggressive defense of your legal rights and freedoms.
Contact our Orlando Embezzlement Lawyers
If you or someone you know requires professional legal services regarding embezzlement defense or other criminal defense issues, be proactive in protecting your legal rights by seeking the legal advice of our experienced Orlando embezzlement defense attorney in Orlando. We are available at 407-648-0006. You may also fill out the online form provided on this page and we will contact you back as soon as possible. Our criminal defense attorney helps clients in Orlando, Kissimmee, Winter Park and anywhere in Central Florida and offers a free initial consultation. We value your privacy and will keep your information confidential.