Milwaukee Employee Theft Defense Lawyers
If you have been accused of employee theft—which is a form of embezzlement—contact Hart Powell, S.C. today for immediate legal assistance. An employee theft accusation can have serious consequences. A conviction can lead to jail time, heavy fines, and lasting damage to your professional reputation that can derail your career. The Milwaukee employee theft defense attorneys at Hart Powell, S.C. have ample experiences with employee theft cases, and we are here to defend your rights and help you avoid these harmful consequences. Call today at (414) 271-9595 to discuss the details of your case and learn how our attorneys can defend your rights.
Do I Need An Employee Theft Lawyer?
Employee theft charges can be heard in both state and federal courts, and the laws surrounding employee theft and other forms of fraud and embezzlement are very complicated. While some cases of accused employee theft can actually be an honest mistake or ignorance about company policy, it can be difficult to prove your innocence on your own. It is important to have a team of experienced legal professionals on your side to construct your defense, reduce any potential punishment, and possibly beat the charges outright. If you are accused of employee theft by your employer, it is imperative you contact a lawyer before making any kind of statement. Even if you are innocent, attempting to explain your side of the story can result in you making a statement that damages your ability to escape the charges and penalties.
In criminal cases, it is up to the prosecution to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, and you have the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty. It is crucial to hire a lawyer to ensure that this right is protected. Furthermore, a lawyer with experience and legal knowledge will know how to poke holes in the prosecutor’s case in order to introduce as much doubt into their case as possible.
Why Choose Hart Powell, S.C. To Handle My Case?
For years, Hart Powell, S.C. has been defending the rights of people all around Milwaukee faced with embezzlement or fraud charges, including employee theft. Our team of experienced attorneys is dedicated to each case that comes our way. We will research all of the facts of your case and provide you with strong and reliable legal advice. We have a high record of acquittals and dismissals from cases in both federal and state courts which has earned us the trust of many in the community who have been accused of employee theft.
Cases We Handle
Employee theft encompasses many actions that are broadly interpreted as an employee misusing their position by unlawfully taking things from their place of employment or from their clients. Some of these actions include the following:
- Falsifying or concealing receipts
- Overbilling or dishonesty about expenses
- Falsifying sick leave or vacation hours to distort time records
- Stealing office supplies, equipment, or company merchandise
- Taking intellectual property or sensitive information
- “Phantom vendors” with payments routed to the employee
- Using a business account for personal expenses
Some accusations of employee theft may actually be honest mistakes or policy ignorance on the part of the employee. Sometimes an employer’s policy or employee handbook is not clear or comprehensive enough, leaving room for an employee to misinterpret company policy or regulations. The penalties for employee theft can be severe, as many of the charges are considered a form or fraud or embezzlement. In addition to high fines and possible jail time, a conviction of employee theft can ruin your career path by damaging your professional reputation and limiting your access to future job opportunities in your field.
Neither employees nor employers should take an employee theft charge lightly, and all the facts must be revealed before any action should be taken. If you have been fired following an accusation for which you are not guilty, it is possible to sue your employer for the damages that result, including defamation and wrongful termination. It’s important to know that most convictions for employee theft charges rely on the admission of an employee to their superiors, so be sure not to make any statements without a lawyer. If you are faced with such a charge, it’s often necessary to have a lawyer to defend you as quickly as possible.
Contact a Defense Lawyer Today
If you are faced with an employee theft charge and are worried about your future, the experienced embezzlement lawyers of Hart Powell, S.C. can help craft the strongest defense possible. We’re dedicated to providing an excellent defense for people accused of employee theft in the Milwaukee area, and we can put this dedication to work for you. To ensure your rights are defended as you move through this case against you, contact us at (414) 271-9595 today.
Written by Michael Hart & Craig PowellLast Updated : May 2, 2023