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Defending Against Embezzlement Charges in Texas

When legal challenges arise, Peek Law Group stands as your unwavering ally, providing expert legal counsel and strategic defense. We specialize in navigating the complexities of embezzlement cases in Austin and San Antonio. If you or a loved one is facing such charges, our embezzlement attorneys are here to safeguard your rights and guide you through the legal process with precision and care.

Call Peek Law Group today at (512) 399-2311 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our embezzlement attorney in Austin & San Antonio.

What is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is considered a white-collar crime that involves the misappropriation or theft of funds that had been entrusted to an individual in a position of trust. This can occur in various settings, such as corporate environments, nonprofit organizations, or even within a family-owned business. Embezzlement typically unfolds when someone entrusted with managing finances diverts funds for personal gain, manipulating financial records to conceal their actions.

Embezzlement cases often hinge on the perpetrator's abuse of a position of trust, highlighting the importance of a skilled legal defense to navigate the nuances of such charges. We understand the gravity of embezzlement accusations and are equipped with the knowledge and experience to mount a robust defense on your behalf.

What are the Penalties for Embezzlement in Texas?

In the state of Texas, embezzlement is a serious offense with severe consequences. Penalties vary based on the amount embezzled and can result in significant fines, restitution orders, and lengthy prison sentences. The Texas Penal Code classifies embezzlement based on the value of the misappropriated funds:

  • Class C Misdemeanor: Less than $100
  • Class B Misdemeanor: $100 or more but less than $750
  • Class A Misdemeanor: $750 or more but less than $2,500
  • State Jail Felony: $2,500 or more but less than $30,000
  • Third-Degree Felony: $30,000 or more but less than $150,000
  • Second-Degree Felony: $150,000 or more but less than $300,000
  • First-Degree Felony: $300,000 or more

Defenses Against Embezzlement Charges

Some common defenses against embezzlement charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Embezzlement charges often hinge on proving intent. If it can be demonstrated that there was no intention to misappropriate funds, a strong defense can be built.
  • Duress or Coercion: Individuals may sometimes be forced to embezzle funds under duress or coercion. This defense involves proving that the accused acted under pressure or threats.
  • Mistaken Identity: If there is doubt regarding the identity of the perpetrator, we can thoroughly investigate to establish whether our client has been wrongly accused.
  • Insufficient Evidence: A robust defense may involve challenging the adequacy of the evidence presented by the prosecution, highlighting inconsistencies or weaknesses in their case.
  • Procedural Errors: We can meticulously review all aspects of the legal proceedings to identify any procedural errors that could impact the case's outcome.

Contact Our Embezzlement Attorney in Austin & San Antonio Today

If you or someone you know is facing embezzlement charges, Peek Law Group is ready to provide the steadfast legal representation you deserve. Our Austin & San Antonio embezzlement attorneys possess the knowledge, experience, and dedication needed to navigate the intricacies of white-collar crime cases. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward building a robust defense against these allegations. Trust us to safeguard your rights and fight tirelessly for your future.

Contact Peek Law Group today to get started with our Austin & San Antonio embezzlement lawyer.

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