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From Critzer Cardani – Call today to schedule a consultation with an experienced Criminal Defense Embezzlement Attorney at Critzer Cardani PC. If you are facing an embezzlement criminal charge in Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover or any of the surrounding areas in Virginia, hiring an experienced attorney matters!
Stealing money is typically referred to as larceny, which also can include embezzlement. If you embezzle less than $1000, Virginia considers this offense a misdemeanor. If you embezzle over $1000, then the embezzlement is considered a felony. The penalties, fines and prison time will depend upon the value of the stolen assets and the seriousness of the theft offense you are charged with. Facts matter and the conviction of a felony will be with you for life.
Embezzlement is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, fines up to $2,500, and in most cases restitution will be required to pay back the victims.
In order for the prosecution to convict someone of Embezzlement, Virginia requires the state to prove:
- That another person entrusted you with their property, and you were in lawful possession of their property.
- That you wrongfully disposed of the property for your own gain.
Property can mean anything of value including checks, money, notes, bonds, or anything else of value.
Theft crimes especially embezzlement are taken seriously, and you should not try to handle your charges alone, even if you believe you are innocent. Do not talk to any law enforcement or anyone else until you talk to us. If you have been charged with embezzlement in Central Virginia, you need to contact a skilled Virginia criminal defense lawyer who has experience handling these types of cases. A lawyer will be able to investigate your case, talk to witnesses, provide you with your legal options and fight for your charges to be lessened.
Critzer Cardani is here to help, and our consutlations for an embezzlement case are FREE.