Texas Embezzlement Laws
Have you been arrested for embezzlement in Round Rock?
The easiest way to think about embezzlement is a type of financial theft
done by an employee. Some classify it as a
theft crime, but it is often categorized as a
white collar crime. The crime involves an individual taking property that was entrusted to
them by an employer. For example, an employee at a retail store taking
money from the cash register or a bank teller taking money from a customer's
account. In order to be charged with embezzlement, the prosecutor will
need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you have:
- Taken money or goods;
- Without consent from the owner; and
- With the intent to deprive the owner of the property; and
- Violated a special position of trust
The sentence that can follow an embezzlement offense will depend on the
value of the goods involved. The smaller amounts, $50 and under, could
result in a Class C misdemeanor offense punishable by a $500 fine. If
the embezzlement offense involves property valued at $200,000 or more,
the defendant is looking at a first degree felony punishable by between
five and 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. If you have questions
about your unique offense and the possible consequences, do not hesitate
to give Attorney R. Scott Magee a call at (512) 600-1560. The specific
statutes that holds the penalties can be found at Texas Stat. & Code
Ann. § 31.03.
Need a lawyer for an embezzlement case in Williamson County?
There are several defenses that can be made against embezzlement charges,
- Lack of intent to deprive owner
- Consent from the owner
- Honest mistake
Set up your
free initial consultation with Williamson County criminal defense attorney, R. Scott Magee today
to discuss the potential defenses to your case and how we can help you
fight your charges. Attorney R. Scott Magee has been helping individuals
facing these types of charges for almost 20 years and is ready to help.
Contact our Williamson County defense lawyer now to get started!