Embezzlement Defense Attorney in Fort Bend County
Charged with embezzlement? We can help you fight back.
Are you facing embezzlement charges? If you have been charged, or are under investigation in an embezzlement case, you need the assistance of a Fort Bend County embezzlement defense lawyer immediately. When you call upon the Law Office of Steven Rocket Rosen, you can be rest assured that your case will be given the attention and focus that is necessary in difficult criminal cases. I am a board certified attorney specializing in criminal law, and I can put my 30 years of criminal defense experience to work for you.
Penalties for Embezzlement
A charge of embezzlement is filed when a person who is entrusted to monitor or manage another's money or property takes some amount of money or property for their own personal gain, without authorization. Examples of embezzlement can include transferring an employer's funds to your own bank account or taking cash or goods from your employer without authorization. If you are found guilty in court, you can face serious penalties based upon the amount of money or property involved. If the value of the property is $1,500 or lower, you could be charged with a misdemeanor, and spend up to 1 year in jail. If the value of property is $1,500 to $20,000, you could be charged with a felony and face up to 2 years in state prison. The penalties continue to rise with the value of property in the case, and if you are found guilty of taking more than $200,000, you could be charged with a first degree felony, facing up to 99 years in prison.
In addition to the heavy penalties that could be imposed for embezzlement, there are further consequences that will impact your life forever. If you are convicted of this crime, it will be almost impossible to find a job in the future. You could lose your ability to hold a license to practice your profession. Most employers will not hire a person who has a criminal conviction for embezzlement. Contact my firm and I can discuss your situation, the evidence against you, and the various options that could allow you to avoid conviction.