South Carolina Embezzlement Attorneys
Embezzlement refers to the theft of money or property by an individual who was trusted and responsible for handling the money or property of another party, a white-collar crime that commonly occurs in corporate settings. Embezzlement cases are rarely clear-cut, as the accused are the ones expected to have handled the assets that were embezzled. Simple human error or oversights could lead to wrongful embezzlement.
For an individual to be convicted of embezzlement, the prosecution must prove:
- The defendant manipulated resources illegally
- The victim entrusted the defendant with these
resources that were allegedly embezzled
- The defendant intended to deprive the owner of
- The defendant acquired access to these resources
through his/her employment
Embezzlement charges carry severe penalties. The defendant risks ruining his reputation and loss of employment even if they are later found not guilty of the crime. Punishments for those convicted of embezzlement can include fines, imprisonment, probation, payment of compensation and loss of legal rights among other potential punishments.
If you or someone you know is facing embezzlement charges contact our office today to get the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney who can review your case and determine your best course of action.
Contact the Strom Law Firm today for a free consultation to discuss the facts of your case and hear how we can help.
Defending a Breach of Trust Charge in South Carolina
Being arrested and charged with embezzlement or breach of trust puts your personal and professional life at stake.
Being convicted for breach of trust or embezzlement can have lasting impact beyond jail time and any potential fine, effectively ending your career.
Centrally located in Columbia, South Carolina, the experienced criminal defense lawyers at the Strom Law Firm, LLC understand what is at stake. We provide aggressive representation, are familiar with the tactics used by the prosecution to prove their case, and we will fight to protect your rights and your future.
I have been accused with stealing. Why am I being charged with Breach of Trust?
A breach of trust case can arise under a number of circumstances, often in an employment relationship, and can involve the theft of money or equipment, such as a car or laptop .
In these scenarios it is crucial to determine exactly what was taken as it is common for an employer to accuse the employee of taking more than what the employee actually took in the employers attempt to prosecute the employee.
If you are charged with stealing property or things of value from your employer, you must ensure that what they you are being held accountable for is correct and accurate.