Embezzlement occurs where a person entrusted to hold another’s property or financial assets converts ownership of that property to him or herself. Generally, the entrusted person’s initial possession of the property was authorized, but the true owner of the property never intended for the entrusting person to permanently keep, or in essence, steal the property. Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and Miami Dade County have been growing as financial stomping grounds for many new outside investors over the past two decades. As a result of the economic boom in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, and Miami Dade County, the opportunity for embezzlement has substantially increased. If you have been charged with embezzlement, you will need a sophisticated lawyer to analyze your case and prepare an intricate defense. Embezzlement is generally considered a “white collar crime,” which is usually more difficult to litigate in criminal court. Kenneth P. Hassett of Hassett and Associates, P.A. is an experienced criminal trial lawyer who has been in practice in Miami Dade County, Fort Lauderdale, and Broward County since 1991. Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Kenneth P. Hassett can provide you with an immediate free consultation to discuss your case. A Embezzlement Attorney from Hassett and Associates, P.A. is available 24 hours per day seven days per week by phone to discuss your options.
812.081 Trade secrets; theft, embezzlement; unlawful copying; definitions; penalty.
The information on this page does not represent legal advice. Florida Statues obtained from Online Sunshine, www.leg.state.fl.us, the official site of the Florida Legislature. Because the law is continually changing, some of the provisions contained herein may be out of date. It is always wise to seek counsel from an experienced criminal attorney like Kenneth Hassett.
If you have been charged as an Accessory After the Fact or a Principal in the First Degree to a criminal offense in Broward or Miami-Dade County, call Criminal Defense Attorney Kenneth P. Hassett.