Miami Embezzlement Lawyer
What is embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a catch-all term that is used to describe numerous actions involving the illegal appropriation of funds or valuable items that have been taken from the legal custody of another. Common examples of embezzlement include the misappropriation of company or organization funds and embezzling payroll funds. This crime is addressed in the U.S. Code Title 18, Chapter 31, but every state has the right to determine its own specific penalties. The penalties that will result from an embezzlement conviction are dependent upon the position of trust that has been exploited and the amount taken.
Embezzlement Defense Attorney in Miami, FL
Are you under investigation for embezzlement? This serious criminal charge is typically prosecuted as a felony offense and you need a tough Miami criminal defense lawyer who will defend you against a seasoned prosecutor. If you are convicted of embezzlement in Florida for an amount less than $10,000 in value, you may face penalties that include up to 60 days in prison for a petit theft misdemeanor. Other penalties also include probation, significant fines and fees, restitution, community service and more.
The length of imprisonment parallels the increase in the amount of money or valuable items that are embezzled. If you are convicted of embezzling $100,000 or more, you can face up to 30 years in prison for committing grand theft of the first degree, in other words a first degree felony. Don't wait to secure the legal counsel and defense that you need. One mistake does not have to lead to life-changing penalties, and our firm has the experience you need to challenge the charges brought against you. Here at Parks & Braxton, PA, we fight tirelessly for the rights of every client and we have successfully handled thousands of criminal cases in the past.
Contact a Miami criminal defense attorney today to schedule your free and confidential consultation regarding your embezzlement charges. We take calls 24 / 7 – nights, weekends and holidays.