Embezzlement in the State of Texas

Embezzlement is a type of white-collar crime that is also a specific type of theft. Most often, embezzlement is theft from an employer when you have been entrusted with their money or other assets. Essentially, you have access to these funds, but you do not have a right to use these funds without the owner’s permission. Examples include directly stealing cash from your employer, diverting funds from your employer’s bank account to your own, and incorrectly reporting company revenue and then pocketing the difference.

If you have been accused of the crime of theft by embezzlement in Texas, an experienced criminal defense attorneycan greatly increase your chances of getting the charge reduced or completely dismissed. Contact the law office of Jason Trumpler today at (512) 359-3300.

Embezzlement Penalties

Embezzlement is a type of theft charge that can carry serious consequences. A theft conviction can jeopardize future housing and employment opportunities, as well as affect relationships with loved ones. It also has serious immigration consquences.

The severity of punishment depends on the amount of money allegedly involved:

• No more than $50: A fine of no more than $500.

• $50-$499: Up to 6-months in jail and a fine of no more than $2,000.

• $500-$1,499: Up to 1-year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.

• $1,500-$19,999: Up to 2-years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

• $20,000-$99,999: Up to 10-years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

• $100,000-$199,999: Up to 20-years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

• $200,000 and up: Up to 99-years in prison and a fine of no more than $10,000.

An experienced criminal defense attorney can help reduce these charges by looking for holes in the prosecution.

Federal Embezzlement Charges

Austin Criminal Defense Attorney Jason Trumpler is also licensed to practice law in all of the Federal Districts in Texas. If you have been charged federally with embezzlement, he can help.

Contact Us at (512) 359-3300!

Austin criminal defense attorney Jason Trumpler has more than 15-years of experience, including complex theft, fraud, and embezzlement cases. He currently practices in Travis, Williamson, Bastrop, Hays, Caldwell, Burnet, Coryell, Comal, Bell, and Lee counties. If you have been accused of the crimes of theft, fraud, or embezzlement, contact our office today at (512) 359-3300.

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