Embezzlement Attorney Tampa
Embezzlement is not a charge to be taken lightly, especially considering the ramifications it can have on your freedom, professional reputation, and legacy. Florida considers embezzlement a specific type of theft in which a person in a position of trust intentionally mishandles money or property for their own personal benefit. Since this crime involves the violation of fiduciary responsibility, Florida prosecutors are known for cracking down aggressively on embezzlement.
If you are under investigation or have been charged with embezzlement, it is vital that you immediately seek legal representation from the experienced defense team at The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates. We have years of experience defending alleged crimes of fraud, theft, and embezzlement, and we will use that experience to achieve the most beneficial outcome possible.
Embezzlement Crimes in Florida
Embezzlement can occur in Florida in many different forms. Some occur accidentally while others are purposeful:
- An hourly employee falsified overtime records
- A company manager manipulates business funds and deposits them for personal use
- A store clerk takes cash from the register
- A CEO underreports profits
- A government authority steals government funds intended for victims of natural disasters
If you were in a position of trust and have been accused of embezzled property valued at $100,000 or more, you risk being convicted of felony embezzlement of the first degree and sentenced to a fine of up to $10,000, imprisonment for up to 30 years, or both. Stealing property with less value can qualify as a felony or misdemeanor of the second or third degree.
Benefit From a Strong and Aggressive Embezzlement Defense
Only the experienced attorneys at The Law Office of Robert Eckard and Associates can evaluate how strong the case against you appears to be and how your case should be handled to downgrade your charge and potentially avoid criminal punishment. Our embezzlement specialists will fight on your behalf with the goal of keeping you out of jail, significantly reducing your charges, or even having your charges dismissed entirely.
Call For Your Embezzlement Case Evaluation Now
With locations in Tampa and Palm Harbor, The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates serves the entire state of Florida with tenacious embezzlement defense services. To schedule your case evaluation and learn more about what the white collar defense Attorney Robert Eckard and his team can provide, call The Law Office of Robert Eckard & Associates at (727) 497-7811.