Accused of Embezzlement in Pennsylvania?
Get Help From An Experienced Defense Lawyer
Facing charges of embezzlement (financial theft) can be
difficult. When the person accusing you of the offense is your
employer, it can be devastating, since not only are you facing
criminal charges, but your job and your livelihood are at stake. If
you are facing charges of embezzling, we can help.
Under Pennsylvania law, Embezzlement is essentially a fancy word
for employee theft. Whether you are accused of stealing from
your retail employer or hiding company income to pad your wallet, it
is the same offense.
Being convicted of this charge can forever change your ability to
get a job dealing with money and it can hinder your ability to gain
trust from people in your personal life as well. Fighting the
charges against you is what an experienced criminal defense attorney
Having dealt with many white collar crime cases, I know what you
are facing. Let me help you and I guarantee I will do my best to
ensure your case ends on a favorable note.
Pennsylvania Embezzlement Penalties
Because embezzlement is considered a theft crime, the
penalty you face for this offense is the same as you would face for
any other theft. The charge and penalty are all dependant on the
value of goods or services you are accused of taking.
If the value is:
The charge is:
Less than $150
Less than $150, 2nd offense
Between $150 and $2,000
More than $2,000
Summary offense, Up to 90 days in jail
2nd degree misdemeanor, Up to 3
years in prison
1st degree misdemeanor, Up to 5
years in prison
3rd degree felony, Up to 7
years in prison
Also see: PA theft laws.
There are many ways that embezzlement can occur. It can be as
simple as taking money out of the register or as complex as fixing
the books in the accounting office. Whether you did something you
now regret or are innocent of the charges against you, we can help.
embezzlement penalties and information in other states.
Get a Legal Case Evaluation on Embezzlement Charges
Though the law itself is the same as those for theft, an
embezzlement case often requires different legal defense strategies.
Many embezzlement cases involve money that was borrowed from the
company, and you intended to pay it back. Or, you had flexible
access and discretion in using funds, and there is a dispute whether
the use of the money was legitimate.
When embezzlement charges are filed, typically the victim just
wants his or her money back. So there may be ways to negotiate
dropping the criminal charges or reducing the penalties for
restitution of the funds.
In any case, where complex financial transaction are involved, it
can take an experienced defense lawyer to wade through the details
and come up with a solid defense strategy.
Contact us to discuss the details of your case today. Our
attorneys can give you some free legal advice and together we can
work towards a favorable outcome.
We know you don’t want to be sent to jail, and in many case, that
outcome can be avoided.
Call to find out exactly how we can help you get out of this
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