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Las Vegas Embezzlement Defense Lawyers

Nevada Embezzlement Defense Attorneys

If you live in southern Nevada—Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, or Mesquite—and you or anyone you know has been charged with or involved in an Embezzlement case, you need to reach out for legal assistance as soon as possible.

You need Douglas Crawford Law.

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) have an entire chapter, 205.305, dedicated to the crime of Embezzlement. Most often, Embezzlement is a prima facie case, which literally means based upon the first impression of the evidence. Essentially, if you have been entrusted by an employer or individual or group of people with money, property, or goods, and you have stolen or in some way converted that property for your own usage, you may be charged with Embezzlement. As this will be considered prima facie evidence, it becomes your responsibility to offer up a defense against the charges.

Penalties for Embezzlement vary, based upon the value of the articles taken and converted. Depending upon what you took, the amount of money or the value of the item or items, you could be looking at a felony conviction and serious jail and/or prison time. It’s possible you may have been involved with a group, which might add Conspiracy charges, which could increase the penalty even more. You might also have been swept up in a situation you had nothing to do with. In any of these situations, you will need a solid defense. I can help.

If you are in business or are an hourly worker and someone with whom you had a contract has failed to pay you for your labor or materials, you may have a case under the Embezzlement statute. You have a right to restitution under Nevada law, NRS 205.310. Any lien against property or amount from a payment, even a partial payment, should at least in part be paid to you. If you find yourself in this unusual situation you should reach out to me soonest so we can begin proceedings to get you the money you are owed.

The NRS also covers the issue of not returning vehicles to rightful owners. If you have leased or rented a vehicle to someone, once that lease expires they have 72 hours to return said vehicle to you or you may reasonably infer that they have Embezzled your vehicle. Based upon the value of the vehicle or vehicles in question, the charges for vehicular embezzlement could carry significant weight and jail time. If someone has embezzled a vehicle from you under these circumstances you need to reach out to me as soon as possible so we not only get your property back to you but press charges if necessary.

I have over 30 years’ worth of experience in this type of law. I can help you defend yourself if you’ve been wrongfully charged or caught in a difficult situation. Your future could be on the line. I can also help you to file charges against someone who has wrongfully Embezzled your property. Get the best legal help you can for your Embezzlement case and call an experienced Las Vegas criminal defense attorney today.