To prove a charge of embezzlement, the prosecutor must establish beyond a reasonable doubt that an owner entrusted his/her property to the accused because he/she trusted the accused and the accused fraudulently converted or used that property for his/her benefit, and when the accused converted or used the property he/she intended to deprive the owner of its use. However, if the accused had a good faith belief that he/she was acting with authorization to use the property or had a right to the property the accused is not guilty.
Often, the defense of a good faith belief that the accused was acting with authorization to use the property or had a right to the property, is overlooked. The success of this defense depends on consideration of all the facts known to the accused at the time he/she obtained the property along with all the evidence in the case. And, the accused may hold a belief in good faith even if the belief is mistaken or unreasonable.
H.A. Sala has significant experience in defending embezzlement cases. He and his defense team will critically analyze all the facts and circumstances in your case to ensure that the defense of good faith belief and other defenses are not overlooked and are presented in a Court of law to maximize the potential for a favorable result.
If you are charged with Embezzlement, contact the Law Offices of H.A. Sala.