When money or property goes missing that has been entrusted to an employee
or institutions, embezzlement may have taken place. There are other types of
embezzlement, as well. For instance, if mail is stolen by a postmaster or letter
carrier, it may constitute embezzlement. And if a person has property legally
entrusted to him (but not owned by him) and he uses that property for personal
gain, it could be an instance of embezzlement.
The various forms of embezzlement are described in Title 18, Chapter 31 of the U.S. Code. The exact penalties depend upon the position of trust or authority that has been exploited, and the amount that has been taken. Public money exceeding $1,000, for example, can carry a prison term of up to ten years and a fine as much as the value of the property embezzled, according to § 641.
Embezzlement is a serious charge and in most cases is considered a felony. The consequences of a conviction might include prison, fines, restitution, loss of the ability to be bonded, and more. And the stigma attached to the crime can make the implication of guilt as damaging to one’s professional status as a conviction.
If you have been accused of embezzlement, speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. The organization and understanding that comes with early preparation by a knowledgeable defense attorney can increase your chances of a favorable outcome, including the possibility of charges being dropped.
Call or contact David J Joffe, criminal defense attorney, today at 954.723.0007 for a Confidential Consultation regarding your case.
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Latest Verdict: Trial attorney David Joffe is granted an acquittal for his client who was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted in a federal drug importation case
As a result of masterful cross examination of six (6) key witnesses at trial, Mr. Joffe’s motion was granted to acquit his client of all charges in a federal drug importation case. The case involved 26 kilograms of cocaine and 5 kilograms of heroin. The Judge, a former prosecutor has not granted such a request in more than twenty (20) years of service on the bench. Mr. Joffe received positive written comments from more than twenty (20) peer attorneys.
David J. Joffe obtains not guilty jury verdict in federal drug case in forty (40) minutes after one (1) day trial. Client acquitted of 10 year mandatory jail sentence.
Defendant was convicted of two counts. The law firm again represented defendant on the direct appeal to the United States Court of Appeals in and for the Eleventh Circuit. The law firm was successful in having one count vacated and defendant was remanded for re-sentencing before the District Court. The Court sentenced defendant to non-reporting probation.
State Attorney dismissed marijuana possession case after reading one motion detailing improper search and seizure.
Male Charged with Mortgage Fraud Gets No Prison Time
Miami: 29 defendants charged in drug importation and credit card scheme and only ONE goes free! His attorney was David J Joffe!
20 year old female Gets Reduced Sentence for Drug Charge
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Ex-banker not charged with theft of goods through interstate commerce
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