Embezzlement is the dishonest appropriation or secretion of assets by individuals to whom those assets were entrusted. It is a usually considered a white collar crime and constitutes financial fraud. It can vary in quantity from stolen money from a cash register to sophisticated methods of stealing millions of dollars from a government, corporate or other type of account. Property theft, identity theft, account falsification, fraudulent check activities, and credit card fraud all can be deemed embezzlement, depending on the circumstances.
Embezzlement is considered a very serious crime in the state of Texas, even sometimes being tried in federal court, and the penalties for a conviction are variable based on the amount stolen. When the stolen property belongs to the state, county or city government the charges are automatically considered a felony crime. If you are facing embezzlement charges, it is essential that you do not hesitate to contact a Fort Worth white collar crimes attorney at once in order to get all avenues of defense explored, and to avoid a conviction.
Aggressive Embezzlement Defense in Fort Worth
The U.S. Constitution affords you the right to legal counsel, and the proper defense can make all the difference in the outcome of your case, as well as what potential penalties you may face. Whether it be in working to substantially mitigate penalties, or to effectuate an outright dismissal of charges, Ron Kovach will strive to protect your freedom and future.
Contact a Fort Worth embezzlement lawyer at the firm if you face embezzlement charges and require dedicated and knowledgeable legal defense.