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Embezzlement Defense Attorney in Dallas, TX

Protecting Your Rights If You Have Been Charged With a White Collar Crime

One of the most common white collar crimes, embezzlement, is an offense that occurs when a person entrusted with another's assets withholds those assets for the purpose of theft and financial gain. A form of financial fraud, embezzlement is a serious offense that commonly occurs in business settings.

Employees or management may embezzle funds from a corporation or a professional working directly with a client may dishonestly withhold money or assets. Although embezzlement can range from minor or petty theft to large scale financial schemes, the penalties convicted offenders face are severe. If you or your loved one has been accuses of embezzlement, place your trust in a firm that fights vigorously on your behalf.

What Must Be Proven in an Embezzlement Case?

In order for embezzlement to be established by the prosecutor, it must be proven that the funds or property were taken without the owner's consent. It also must be established that the individual accused of the crime intended to steal and was aware that the funds or other property belonged to another.

Embezzlement cases can be very complex, particularly when the individual was in a position in which they had fiduciary responsibilities, such as a bookkeeper, accountant, or manager in a corporation. As such, these matters demand the attention of seasoned Dallas white collar crimes defense attorneys who have the tools, experience, and resources to protect clients' rights at every stage of the legal process and produce favorable resolutions.

Embezzlement Criminal Penalties

Penalties for embezzlement will depend primarily on the amount of money or value allegedly embezzled. Texas Penal Code Chapter 31 outlines the penalty guidelines as follows:

  • $500 - $1,499 - Class A misdemeanor; up to $4,000 in fines, up to one year in jail, or both.
  • $1,500 - $19,999 - State jail felony; between 180 days to 2 years imprisonment, up to $10,000 in fines, or both.
  • $20,000 - $99,999 - Third-degree felony; 2 to 10 years imprisonment, up to $10,000 in fines, or both.
  • $100,000 - $199,000 - Second-degree felony; 2 to 20 years imprisonment, up to $10,000 in fines, or both.
  • $2000,000 or more - First-degree felony; 5 to 99 years imprisonment, or a life sentence

Regardless of the charges or penalties you face, prosecutors may also push for heightened sentences should embezzlement be committed against certain institutions, including banks or government agencies, or when there is a prior criminal history of theft offenses. In addition to life-altering criminal penalties, the stigma attached to embezzlement and theft crimes can adversely affect your financial and professional future. In many ways, your life is at stake.

Trust in Proven Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers

If you or someone you care about is facing embezzlement charges, or if you are currently under investigation, then do not delay in scheduling a case evaluation with a member of our legal team. We are prepared to thoroughly review your case and provide you with personalized information about the charges you face, the penalties at stake, and what our legal team can do to create an effective defense.

Knowing that your future is on the line, our Dallas criminal defense attorneys devote the entirety of our collective experience and resources to help you obtain the most favorable resolution possible, including a case dismissal, reduction in charges or penalties, and alternative sentencing options.

Do not wait until it is too late. Contact the Mathur Law Offices, P.C., today.

What to Expect From Mathur Law Offices, P.C.

  • A legal team with a wide breadth of legal knowledge
  • An emphasis on making your needs our top priority
  • Personalized, unwavering commitment to you
  • A team with unmatched experience and versatility
  • Compassionate and genuine service

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