Embezzlement Defense Lawyers
Embezzlement is a very common type of white collar crime committed in Canadian society. Embezzlement is a crime involving misuse of company items, company property or company finances that someone has been entrusted with. This misuse is typically done by a person holding a higher level financial position along the lines of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) or Controller. People in these positions of authority may abuse their power and use company funds for personal use or personal financial gain. The most common form of embezzlement is employee theft. White collar crimes including embezzlement, fraud and money laundering convictions carry with them severe legal consequences if convicted. Ultimately the penalty for embezzlement is determined by the actual monetary value of the misappropriated property.
If you have been charged with or accused of embezzlement you should speak to a qualified Edmonton, Alberta Embezzlement Defense Lawyer immediately. Contact Haryett & Company at 1-780-666-7536.
Establishing A Case For Embezzlement
Being convicted of embezzlement in a court of law is contingent upon several things happening. First and foremost the prosecution needs to demonstrate a fiduciary relationship between the accused and the person, party or entity who lost or misused the property or funds. At that point it must be proven that the property or monies came into the defendant’s possession via that fiduciary relationship. It must then be proven that the defendant fraudulently assumed ownership of the property and intentionally misused the property.
As it is not uncommon for employees to have full access and liberties regarding company property it can be very easy for them to embezzle that property. Very common signs of embezzlement, or employee theft, are inaccurate accounting records. These records will usually have gaps in the records that are inexplicable. Missing petty cash, multiple or duplicate payments and unbalanced accounts payable and receivable are all also signs of possible embezzlement. Lastly, missing financial documents such as receipts may be signs of possible embezzlement. It is not uncommon for the prosecution may focus heavily on items such as these if your case goes to trial. A skilled, experienced and tenacious Edmonton, Alberta embezzlement defense lawyer can help you by concocting a strategic defense in an attempt to protect your rights.
Contact An Edmonton, Alberta Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
Being charged of embezzlement, money laundering, misappropriation of funds or any other white collar crime can have severe lifelong consequences on your personal & professional life. If ultimately convicted your freedom, your rights, your financial status and your employability are all impacted. Contacting an experienced Edmonton, Alberta Embezzlement Defense Lawyer is advisable to protect your rights and your reputation. Haryett & Company can help successfully steer you through the complicated judicial system. Feel free to contact them at 1-780-666-7536.
The Edmonton, Alberta White Collar Crime Defense Lawyers at Haryett & Company proudly serve those accused of white collar crimes throughout Strathcona, County, Leduc County, Parkland County & Sturgeon County which includes: Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater and Stony Plain.