Charlotte Embezzlement Attorney
Get a Charlotte Theft Crimes Attorney on Your Side
If you have been accused or charged with embezzlement by a former employer,
you could be facing some serious consequences if convicted. Our criminal
defense firm can help you protect your future, your job, and your reputation.
Having represented thousands of clients, including persons accused of
embezzling well over $100,000, the
Charlotte theft crimes lawyer at DeCurtins Law Office is prepared to go to court for you.
He can help, no matter the type of theft charges you are accused of, including:
- Larceny by employee
Embezzlement is a form of theft and considered a white collar crime. When
an individual steals money or property that has been entrusted to them
by another person (usually an employer), that individual can be charged
with embezzlement. Embezzlement charges are increasingly common, especially
during times of economic struggle. If you are facing embezzlement charges,
a criminal defense attorney from DeCurtins Law Office can help protect
you against false allegations through personalized defense strategies.
DeCurtins can fight for you. Call (704) 375-7200 or (704) 508-9131 if it
is after hours.
About Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement, or larceny by employee, is based on the employment relationship.
The basic concept is that of master-servant. An employee is said to have
the trust and confidence of the employer. This would include the trust
placed in the employee to care for the money and merchandise or other
property owned by the employer. When an employee defrauds the employer
by converting such goods to his or her own use with intent to steal it,
it is said that the trust relationship has been breached or broken.
Penalties for Embezzlement in South Carolina
It is important to note that if a theft of this nature occurs, the value
is not what makes the charge a felony. It is the employment relationship.
Therefore, even a very small sum of money, or a very inexpensive piece
of merchandise will be charged as a felony. Again, the concept is that
the employee is taking advantage of the trust and confidence which the
employer has placed in him or her.
When accused of embezzling larger amounts of money, the level of the felony
is elevated to a much higher level. It also carries a much more severe
No matter the gravity of your charges, DeCurtins Law Office is prepared
to defend you vigorously. In addition to working with the District Attorney
on embezzlement charges, Mr. DeCurtins attempts to invoke a discussion
with the employer, in order to obtain a better result for his clients.
Because the penalty phase varies, and prison time is an option, it is
vital to retain a criminal defense lawyer.
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Embezzlement Defense Attorney Serving Charlotte
In order to convict you of embezzlement, the prosecution will try to prove
that you had intent to “commit the crime” and that you knowingly
used the money or property that you stole. It is imperative you retain
the legal representation of a skilled and dedicated criminal defense attorney
with experience handling embezzlement cases.
DeCurtins Law Office has a
superb record of success defending embezzlement charges and has the savvy to work up a defense strategy for your situation. Attorney
Robert DeCurtins has been practicing
criminal defense for over 30 years and he is prepared to help you.
DeCurtins Law Office defends those charged with embezzlement in Charlotte, Monroe, and Gastonia.
During a free consultation, Mr. DeCurtins can give you an honest review
of likely options so you always know where you stand.
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