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Charged with Theft from Employer? Follow These Tips

By Edited Apr 6, 2016 0 0

The corporate world can certainly be a jungle where only the strong survive. In these times of turmoil where people are losing their jobs due the instable economy, the last thing that anyone needs is to be wrongly charged with theft from their employer. Fact of the matter is that there are a plethora of individuals in and around the world that have been charged with company theft and are facing charges in court. What needs to be understood is that at times, there are a number of irregularities that companies face and if they are not matched up properly, one employee somewhere or the other tends to be held responsible. If you are one of the many individuals that is facing charges for theft from your employer, remember that the first thing you need to know is that you should not sign any document pertaining to a confession. Not only will you lose your job, but the company will then have exclusive rights to a court case where they will hold you responsible and show you proof that you have signed a letter of confession. In all probability, a corporate investigator will pressure you to hold yourself responsible for the loss or company finances. Under no circumstances should you co-operate at that moment. Instead, ask your lawyer to come down and speak to you.

Once you have spoken to your attorney, he or she will explore the best ways to resolve the matter. One of the most recommended is to settle the matter outside a courtroom. Approaching management directly and proving that you had nothing to do with losses due to theft can be done if you have the necessary evidence to prove it. If you have no substantial evidence and if the company is hell bent on charging you with the crime, it would be time to move into a court house. Before a hearing date is set, you will need to speak with your lawyer and discuss the intricate matters of how he plans to tackle the charge sheet. Most top lawyers have relevant experience in criminal cases and know about the loopholes in the corporate sector. Hence, it is strongly advised that your attorney boasts a good amount of experience along with accreditation from a reputed law firm.

As the case is being prepared, a prosecution lawyer will ask you to supply any relevant information that can help the case to move faster. Co-operate as much as you can without divulging too many details. Leave the exclusive parts for your attorney to work with. Make sure that your lawyer asks the prosecution party for all the supporting documents that state that you are allegedly responsible for the crime. Make sure that you and your lawyer sit down and examine the charge sheet so you know the exact reason you have been charged with theft from your employer. Build up a case with your attorney that is strong enough to meet your goals in court. At this stage, you need to co-operate as much as you can so as to seem indispensible in the eyes of a judge. Do not skip hearing dates. Make sure that your matter is presented professionally and ensure that all of your documents are attested well. Doing so will show the jury or the judge that you are a responsible person with the necessary data to prove that the charge made against you is false. You are also expected to cross question the witnesses that have kept their names on paper to place the charges on you.

The most important thing to keep in mind is to stay calm. As long as you have a good lawyer, the necessary documents and a professional outlook; justice will be served properly.

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