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.
Contact a Criminal lawyer at 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 our office today.
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What is the punishment for embezzlement in Nevada?
Embezzlement is the most serious crime of this nature in Nevada. It’s a Category B felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and $10,000 in fines. In addition to compensating the victim of the theft, you must pay restitution.
What happens if you commit embezzlement?
A minor fine, community service, and informal probation are the penalties for a first-time embezzlement crime with less than $400 in losses. A felony theft is considered a second offense. It may result in up to one year in county jail or three years in state prison.
Is it embezzlement if the money is returned?
Even if you return the money, you may be convicted of embezzlement. You could have committed embezzlement if you intended to use it for your own personal gain when you took it. However, the fact that you returned it should reduce your sentence and/or fine or restitution amount.
Is embezzlement civil or criminal?
Embezzlement is most frequently prosecuted under state law, although those who embezzle from the federal government (or someone paid by the federal government, such as a contractor working on a government building) are also prosecuted under federal law.
Is embezzlement a wobbler?
In Nevada, embezzlement (or grand theft) is a wobbler. If accused of grand theft, it is deemed a misdemeanor and punishable by imprisonment in county jail for up to one year. Embezzlement in the fifth degree is considered a felony in South Carolina and can result in imprisonment of three years or more.
Is embezzlement a federal crime?
Embezzlement is a form of theft that can be prosecuted as a state or federal crime, depending on the circumstances. Embezzlement may be tried as theft of public money or property, government employee theft, or bank or financial institution money-laundering offenses under federal law.
Why does embezzlement happen?
Embezzlement occurs when a person misuses money for a purpose other than that for which it was intended. Embezzlers may produce fake bills and receipts to show they spent money on things that did not happen, then spend the funds on personal items.
Can you call the police if someone steals your money?
If you want someone to be held legally accountable for stealing money and, ideally, retrieve it, you must contact the police to report a crime. This entails filling out a police report and providing the evidence that you have.
How is embezzlement discovered?
It’s uncommon for a thief to be discovered by direct observation. Suspected embezzlement is more typically detected based on circumstantial evidence, such as another employee’s complaint or an audit. In such situations, the employer should act promptly to investigate and punish the employees involved if necessary.
Why is embezzlement unethical?
The most common consequence of embezzlement is that it obscures an evaluation of the company’s financial state. The firm may be thrown into disarray and compelled to reduce expenses just to keep basic operations operating if their real available cash are considerably higher than accounting figures suggest.