Attorneys Who Know How to Help You
Orlando Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
Experienced & Knowledgeable Legal Defense Against Embezzlement Charges in Florida
Embezzlement is a serious crime, and if you've been accused of it, your freedom and future are at stake. Our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys are here to help you fight these charges and protect your rights.
At Longwell Lawyers, we understand the complexities of embezzlement cases. We will work with you to examine the evidence against you and develop a strong defense strategy. We will also help you understand the legal process and what to expect as your case progresses.
What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud where a person entrusted with managing or controlling funds, assets, or property misappropriates or steals them for personal gain. It typically involves someone in a position of trust, such as an employee, accountant, treasurer, or financial officer, who diverts funds or assets for their own use without authorization.
The process of embezzlement usually begins when the perpetrator gains access to the funds or assets through their position or role within an organization. They may exploit their authority to manipulate financial records, forge documents, or create fictitious transactions to cover their tracks. Embezzlers often engage in deceptive practices, such as creating false invoices, altering accounting entries, or diverting funds into their personal accounts.
Penalties for Embezzlement in Florida
In Florida, the criminal penalties for an embezzlement conviction depend on the value of the funds or property embezzled. Florida law categorizes theft offenses, including embezzlement, based on the value of the stolen property.
The following are the potential penalties for an embezzlement conviction in Florida:
- If the value of the embezzled property is $100,000 or more, it is considered a first-degree felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- If the value is between $20,000 and $99,999, it is a second-degree felony with a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
- If the value is between $10,000 and $19,999, it is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
- If the value of the embezzled property is between $750 and $9,999, it is a third-degree felony with penalties of up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
- If the value is between $100 and $749, it is a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
- If the value is less than $100, it is a second-degree misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
Call an Experienced Embezzlement Attorney in Orlando
Our Orlando embezzlement attorneys have a long track record of success in defending individuals accused of embezzlement. We will fight aggressively to protect your rights and get the best possible outcome in your case.
If you or someone you know has been accused of embezzlement, contact Longwell Lawyers today at (407) 553-9599 for a free consultation. Our experienced attorneys are here to help you fight these charges and protect your future.
The attorneys at Longwell Lawyers are consummate professionals who provide exemplary service to their clients.
“The attorneys at Longwell Lawyers are consummate professionals who provide exemplary service to their clients. Specifically, Carmen Tankersley is one of the finest attorneys I have had the pleasure of knowing, and I would highly recommend her. Carmen goes ”
Very professional and knowledgeable.
“He made a scary experience easy to navigate. I would recommend him and his firm to anyone who needs legal advice.”
We Are So Grateful
“Would highly recommend Longwell Lawyers to anyone. Best experience I've had so far with dealing with an attorney.”
They Change Lives
“They walked me through the entire process with ease. I am so thankful they worked very hard and achieved justice for my case.”
“He has an impeccable team behind him some of the best customer service I have ever experienced.”
We're highly-educated and never stop learning in order to best serve you.
an effective Strategy
We apply our knowledge in the courtroom to represent you with excellence.
HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE Communication
We're highly reachable and communicative at every step of the process.
Fair PricingWe strive to give top-tier service at reasonable rates; we'll do it the right way.
DECADES OF SUCCESS AND GREAT RESULTS
We're highly respected in the legal community for our dedication to excellence.