Employee Theft Attorney in Portland
Our Firm Can Fight for Your Legal Rights
While it is not a separately defined crime under Oregon law, cases of employee theft or embezzlement can be exceptionally difficult on the accused. Prosecutors and courts often treat employee theft cases more harshly than run of the mill theft cases. This is generally true because employee theft cases routinely involve a breach of trust or ethics that society places a high value upon. Often such cases occur over an extended period of time and result in many separate incidents of theft and can often involve huge amounts of money. In particular, employee theft cases involving community organizations, charitable entities or non-profit organizations can be the most serious.
If convicted of an employee theft charge, you may be facing serious legal penalties, including jail or prison time. The team of experienced Portland employee theft attorneys at Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. understand how serious these charges are. We work to provide our clients with a strong defense against any allegations they may face. Our firm can assist you with everything from investigating facts and evidence, interviewing witnesses, and exploring any mitigating factors.
Need an employee theft attorney in Portland? Call Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C. at (503) 303-0771 to schedule a free initial consultation today!
What is Employee Theft?
Employee theft goes beyond simply taking cash from an employer. Employee theft can include both tangible and non-tangible forms of theft.
Common types of employee theft include, but are not limited to:
- Skimming cash before it is recorded
- Writing fraudulent checks
- Embezzling (abuse of authority by taking company funds)
- Providing unapproved discounts to friends and family
- Creating fake accounts for billing purposes
- Giving proprietary company knowledge to a new employer
- Altering time cards or forging working hours
Our attorneys know that theft is not just a legal issue—it can also affect your ability to maintain gainful employment and tarnish your reputation among work colleagues. These effects are bound to have a lasting impact, which is why securing dependable representation is so vital.
Trust Our Firm with Your Defense
At Kohlmetz, Steen & Hanrahan, P.C., we can provide you with a range of options. Our Portland employee theft lawyers can help you craft a strong defense based on the unique details of your case. We offer top-quality legal services at reasonable rates, as well as complete confidentiality.
Discuss your case with an attorney—call our firm at (503) 303-0771 for a complimentary consultation!