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Contact the Morris Law Firm, P.A. to discuss Embezzlement laws and specific case information. Attorney Melinda Morris is dedicated to defending Embezzlement crimes in St. Petersburg. The Morris Law Firm, P.A. provides aggressive and high-quality representation. If you would like to contact The Morris Law Firm, P.A., submit your case information in our online form or call (727) 592-5885 today. We will respond to you promptly.

St. Petersburg Embezzlement / Employee Theft Lawyer

Embezzlement is the illegal allocation of currency or assets for individual use. In Florida, the variance between Embezzlement and Theft is that the embezzled property is legally retained or retrieved by the embezzler.

Embezzlement crimes are typically compelled in alliance with an inside investigation of some sort since embezzlement customarily exists in places of employment. Charges of embezzlement can carry severe penalties regardless of the innocence or guilt of the offender. Accusations of embezzlement are degrading, and an act of dishonor. Many individuals charged with Embezzlement discover that the situations are humiliating and uncomfortable, causing a desire for employment changes, even if falsely charged. Embezzlement crimes can be filed for nearly any quantity of assets. The recent high-profile Embezzlement in Florida cases involve the misappropriation of millions of dollars, but an accusation of Embezzlement in Florida may concern almost any amount of money, no matter how small.

Sentencing for Embezzlement in Florida

Trials usually take into account the quantity stolen, in addition to other influences. The suspect of Embezzlement may also take diverse systems. The line between proper use and Embezzlement may not be completely understandable. It is vital to acquire a lawyer with a skilled practice in Embezzlement cases in order to get the best result. An attorney who unfamiliar with the crime of Embezzlement in Florida law have the risk of missing a chance for released or reduced charges or acquittal.

Embezzlement and other white collar crimes are becoming more common. As a result, the courts are cracking down on those convicted of Embezzlement and Theft, and the penalties are more severe than they have ever been.

At The Morris Law Firm, P.A., Attorney Melinda Morris offers clients the knowledge and experience of white collar crimes. If you have been convicted for Embezzlement, contact us today.

The Morris Law Firm, P.A. | Defending Embezzlement Charges

Embezzlement and other forms of white collar crimes are distinct in that the alleged criminal activity commonly transpires where there is an established rapport of trust. It is imperative to contact a criminal defense lawyer if you have been convicted for:

  • Theft
  • Money laundering
  • Errors in accounting
  • Counterfeiting
  • Larceny
  • Lapping
  • Adding names to accounts
  • Other forms of fraud

Embezzlement laws form a catch-all legal term that includes privately or illegal appropriation of funds or other items of value that have been entrusted to that individual through concrete or circumstantial evidence exposing this misappropriation of funds. Examples of Embezzlement include occurrences when someone is provided access to someone else’s money or property with the intent that the person will manage, monitor, and use those funds in the other person’s best interests. Embezzlement can happen in a company when someone with access to the funds removes the money in whole or part for their own personal gain. Banks, financial institutes, and other professionals can embezzle funds. Individuals caring for and misappropriating family members’ funds can also face criminal convictions and serve an Embezzlement sentence.

Embezzlement Penalties

The Embezzlement punishments connected to Embezzlement fraud will depend on the type of trust that was expected or implied as with the total amount embezzled. States have the right to determine their own specific punishments for Embezzlement, yet Embezzlement from the elderly, from individuals with special needs or from public accounts by elected, employed or appointed officials tend to carry crucial penalties. These types of cases are typically prosecuted as felony offenses.

Potential Punishments

  • Restitution
  • Jail sentence – punishable by up to 10 years
  • Probation sentencing
  • Fines and fees obligations
  • Community service sentencing

Morris Law Firm, P.A. | Embezzlement Defense Lawyer

Morris Law Firm, P.A. represents clients as the white collar crime attorney / white collar crime lawyer throughout Pinellas County and the entire Tampa Bay, FL area (St. Petersburg, Tampa, Hillsborough, Pasco, Manatee, Sarasota). Employee Theft takes place in various forms. These types of charges are very severe and may seriously affect your professional reputation. The involvement of the state government and possibly the FBI makes it even harder to follow without a guide. Attorney Melinda Morris has years of practical and functional knowledge when it comes to white-collar crimes, such as Embezzlement in St. Petersburg, Clearwater, and Pinellas County.

If you are facing charges related to accounting fraud, you need an attorney. Contact St. Petersburg’s white-collar attorney for more information about your Embezzlement case throughout the Tampa Bay area including Tampa, Clearwater, Bartow, New Port Richey, Dade City, Plant City, including the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas or surrounding areas. Contact Attorney Melinda Morris with The Morris Law Firm, P.A. at (727) 592-5885
to get assistance with your legal needs.

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