EMBEZZLEMENT/EMPLOYEE THEFT

have you been charged with Embezzlement or Employee Theft?

If you or someone you know has been charged with employee theft or embezzlement in Dallas, Texas or surrounding areas and are looking for the best defense lawyer, you don’t need to look any further.  Contat Gallian Firm today. Crimes like embezzlement or employee theft are serious crimes.  If you are convicted, you can go to prison and face disastrous consequences. Even if you have hired another defense attorney, contact Gregg Gallian at Gallian Firm for a  free consultation and case review.  Read further to learn more details about charges for embezzlement and employee theft and steps you can take to help yourself immediately!

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What is Embezzlement or Employee Theft?

Employee theft, or embezzlement, applies to any situation in which an individual steals from the company.

There are numerous circumstances that could be defined as embezzlement/employee theft, including theft of money, equipment, or intellectual property.

Embezzlement is a type of theft crime that is committed by an employee of an organization. Theft crimes are punished seriously in the United States, especially here in Dallas, Texas. Embezzlement is punished harshly because these acts involve a breach of employee trust.

TEXAS EMBEZZLEMENT LAWS

Texas laws for embezzlement falls under the theft statute which governs criminal theft charges.  Employee theft or embezzlement can be charged by prosectors as a misdemeanor or a felony based upon how much money or the value of property that was stolen.

Theft of property or money stolen  is under $100, the crime is considered a class C misdemeanor. If. a large value of property or money is stolen, it can be charged by prosecutors as a felony.   If the amount is over $300,000, the charge will likely be a first degree felony.

There are formulas and calculations a good defense lawyer like Gregg Gallian understands can be used to challenge even the amount or value of property being claimed to be stolen.  Gallian, as a former prosecutor, understands exactly the strategies and defenses he can use to best protect his client from any angle taken in an embezzlement or employee theft case being made by Texas prosecutors.

WHEN CAN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CHARGE YOU FOR EMBEZZLEMENT?

Embezzlement can be charged as a federal crime is several circumstances. For example, federal charges are applicable if the employee in question was employed by a government organization, the employer operates on federally-owned land, or the stolen property that was paid for by the government..

YOU WILL NEED A Federal CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER FOR FEDERAL EmbezzlemenT CHARGES

A conviction for  embezzlement or employee theft has the potential to result in serious legal, professional, and personal repercussions. The penalties for embezzlement or employee theft are determined by several factors, including the amount of money stolen, the defendant’s status within the organization, and additional details in the case.

A conviction for embezzlement could carry up to ten years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 Cases that are tried in a federal courtroom face extended sentencing and increased fines. Federal level charges could increase sentencing up to 30 years behind bars.

Embezzlement or employee theft crimes tried in federal court are serious charges that can result in extensive prison sentences and hefty fines. You will need a federal criminal defense lawyer with a successful history of embezzlement defense to fight these charges.  Gregg Gallian is exactly the attorney you will want fighting for you.

What Are Some Examples of Embezzlement or Employee ThefT?

SIMPLE CASH SKIMMING

Simple cash skimming is one of the most commonly occurring types of employee theft. In these cases, an employee who handles cash directly may embezzle funds by falsifying documents to pocket cash from transactions.

Misappropriation of Funds

Misappropriation of funds is a form of embezzlement in which an employee intentionally misplaces funds for their own financial gain. This person is generally an individual who has been trusted to manage organization funds.

Other Examples of Embezzlement and Employee Theft Include:

  • Filing intentionally inaccurate time sheets.
  • Fraudulent use of company credit cards.
  • Stealing employer’s trade secrets.
  • Theft of customer information.
  • Theft of outside services.

WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE Penalties for Embezzlement or Employee Theft?

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A conviction for embezzlement/employee theft has the potential to result in serious legal, professional, and personal repercussions. The penalties for embezzlement/employee theft are determined by several factors, including the amount of money stolen, the defendant’s status within the organization, and additional details in the case.

A conviction for embezzlement could carry up to ten years in prison and fines of up to $250,000 Cases that are tried in a federal courtroom face extended sentencing and increased fines. Federal level charges could increase sentencing up to 30 years behind bars.

POTENTIAL DEFENSES for Embezzlement or Employee Theft

Embezzlement and employee-related theft crimes are complex and require a solid defense to avoid serious penalties. Lack of evidence/ innocence is the most commonly utilized defense strategy against these charges.

Lack of intent and/or entrapment are other commonly utilized defense tactics against embezzlement charges.

For example, a first time offender who accidentally or inadvertantly used a company credit card for a personal expense may be able to simply have the charges dropped.  Mistakenly filling out at ime card to claim more hours that you worked can be the result of a misunderstanding.  An angry owner can view this as employee theft.  A top criminal defense lawyer understands how to get the best results for their client under any set of circumstances.

If you are facing embezzlement charges, Gregg Gallian is the first call you should make.  He will immediately provide you a free consultation and can quickly discuss various potentially winning legal strategies. This may include contacting your supervisor or employer and see what can be done to avoid these charges with an out-of-court resolution.

If you are facing embezzlement charges, Gregg Gallian is the first call you should make.  He will immediately provide you a free consultation and can quickly discuss various potentially winning legal strategies. This may include contacting your supervisor or employer and see what can be done to avoid these charges with an out-of-court resolution.

Gallian FIrm aggressively defends anyone accused or charged with a white-collar crime.  Even if you have hired another attorney, contact Gallian Firm and see if they are better suited to defend you.  You will be glad you did.

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