Defending Against Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement is a serious offense. Not only does a conviction carry criminal penalties such as fines and imprisonment. Your professional reputation is also on the line. In order to protect your reputation and your rights, it is important that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
At Paoletti & Gusmano, Attorneys at Law, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined trial experience. Our in-depth knowledge of the criminal investigation process and court procedure enables us to provide clients with straightforward advice and skilled advocacy at every stage.
Your first consultation with our lawyers is free of charge and confidential. Contact our Bridgeport office by calling 203-371-1000.
Understanding Embezzlement Charges And Penalties
Embezzlement is a form of a larceny charge that is mainly known as a theft crime. Generally, it involves the appropriation of another’s property that is in your care. It is most frequently seen in the workplace. For example, an employee may take funds out of petty cash to pay a personal debt.
If you are charged with embezzlement in Connecticut, the penalties you face will depend on the amount of money involved. For crimes involving less than $2,000, embezzlement is a misdemeanor offense. If the charges involve more than $2,000, you can be charged with a felony offense, which carries significant penalties.
At our firm, we handle all types of embezzlement cases, including those involving:
- Theft from payroll or billing
- Off-the-book sales and non-register sales
- Theft from petty cash
- Fraudulent financial documentation
- Ponzi schemes and other scams
Contact Our Experienced Defense Attorneys
We are not afraid to challenge the evidence against you, and we work hard to ensure that the prosecution needs to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. To speak with a lawyer at our office about your embezzlement case, contact us online or call 203-371-1000 for a free consultation.