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Embezzlement and White Collar Crimes
Embezzlement charges, also referred to as property theft, come about when someone sets aside money or property for personal gain when they are entrusted to handle a company's assets or someone else's money/property. When the defendant intentionally takes the money for their own personal gain is it considered to be stealing. In order to be convicted of embezzlement, the prosecution must prove that you were in a position of trust where you had access to the money and property, even though you were no the legal owner of it. These types of crimes typically occur in the corporation business world by white collar professionals with high social status- that is why embezzlement is referred to as form of white collar crime. If you have been accused or are under investigation for embezzlement, then speak to a Lawrenceville criminal lawyer from our firm without delay.
The Penalties for Embezzlement in Georgia
When it comes to embezzlement charges, the penalties will vary depending on the value and the type of property that was stolen. Under Georgia law anything the penalties for embezzlement include:
- Anything worth $500 or less can result in a 1 year jail sentence and/or a $1,000 fine
- Anything that is worth more than $500 could face a $1,000 and a prison sentence of 1-10 years
- Embezzling public money or property that is in breach of a fiduciary duty could result in $100,000 fine and/or 1-15 years in prison
- Embezzling motor vehicle parts that are worth $100 could result in 1-10 years in prison (subsequent offenses are punishable for up to 20 years in prison)
- Commercial transporting of cargo in vehicles could face up to a $50,000 and/or a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison
- Embezzling firearms or explosives could lead to 1-10 year prison sentence
- Embezzling un-harvested commercial agriculture products may lead to a minimum fine of $500
If you were accused of embezzling money or property from someone who is 65 years old or older, then the judge could decide to impose stricter penalties such as a 5-10 year prison sentence for stolen property worth than $500.
Contact a Lawrenceville criminal attorney today!
Embezzlement is an easy crime to commit for people who are in positions of authority and who have access to financial assets. Bank tellers have access to the accounts and they are trusted to handle that money. If you are in a position of trust and you have been arrested for embezzling someone else's money or property, then you must obtain a tough criminal defender to protect your freedom and your reputation. Only an experienced criminal defense attorney will be able to determine whether or not you can defeat your charges. Here at the Law Office of Robert L. Booker, we have extensive experience handling a wide variety of white collar crime cases including embezzlement. We understand the severity of your situation and we will fight vigorously to attain a reduction or full dismissal of your charges. Our criminal attorney has years of experience in the field and he knows how the prosecution thinks and operates. Let our experience work for you! We can protect your rights against the prosecution and fight for a favorable outcome in your case. Our legal team will help build a winning
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