Miami Embezzlement Attorney
White Collar Crimes & Embezzlement
Embezzlement is a white collar crime that involves stealing money, information, or any other assets that were entrusted to you. This usually takes place within a work environment, with the theft being against the employer or business. Embezzlement is a type of fraud and often is accomplished by the offender systematically taking small amounts of assets in order to not be detected.
This statutory offense differs depending on the state, but usually involves four factors. First, the act must have been fraudulent, meaning that the offender knowingly took the assets into their own possession. Second, conversion must occur in that the property owner's rights were violated. It is also important to remember that one cannot embezzle their own property, as part of the definition of the law is that it is taking the property of another. It is also only defined as embezzlement if the one who was stolen from had lawful possession of the property. If they only were managing the property, the offender would be charged with larceny rather than embezzlement.
Criminal Defense: Do you need a lawyer?
Any white collar crime accusation is serious and could result in very harsh penalties. If you are facing embezzlement charges, contact a Miami criminal defense attorney from our legal team as soon as possible. Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is Florida's premier law firm and is dedicated to fighting for the rights of the accused throughout Miami and the surrounding areas. As former state prosecutors, we have experience on both sides of the courtroom, which greatly benefits us in strategizing your defense. We have handled thousands of cases so please do not wait if you are facing any criminal charge.
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