Trustworthy Representation For Strong Embezzlement Defense
Maybe you’ve taken small amounts of money from a cash register where you work. Or maybe you are responsible for accounting tasks and misappropriated funds. These are both examples of embezzlement, and they are serious crimes. If you’ve been charged with this crime, you’ll need a formidable criminal defense lawyer like Toby Norris on your team to investigate the charges and aggressively protect your rights.
Embezzlement Charges Explained
Embezzlement is a type of theft that occurs when a person had legal access to money or property and then takes it without permission for his own gain. A conviction for embezzlement can irreparably damage your reputation for trustworthiness and destroy your career options. These types of arrests can incur different misdemeanor charges and felony charges.
Bold Defense Is Imperative
With nearly 14 years of experience in litigation, attorney Toby Norris of Norris Law in Tallahassee is a proactive criminal defender. He is well-equipped to advise and advocate for a range of embezzlement, property theft and other white collar crimes.
Examples of embezzlement include:
- A volunteer takes money from an organization to cover her own bills.
- A family member with access to an elderly person’s bank accounts steals money instead of using it to pay the elderly person’s bills.
- An officer or director of a corporation takes the company’s money for his own use.
However the crime arises, the penalties for embezzlement convictions depend on the value and type of property stolen. The penalties range from up to five years in prison and a $5,000 fine for a theft of between $300 and $20,000, to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine for a theft of $100,000 or more.
A Trusted, Nonjudgmental Advocate When You Need One
If you’ve been charged with embezzlement or a property theft crime, you could be facing steep fines and prison time, not to mention future trouble getting a job, education, credit and loans. You’ll want a lawyer in Florida who is zealous and dedicated to helping you fight to reduce the charges. Our criminal defense attorney has been committed to protecting rights for our clients since 2004; he’ll protect yours, too.