Virginia Beach Embezzlement Attorney
Have Our Virginia Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Side
If you have been arrested and charged with embezzlement in Virginia, it
is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from
The Law Offices of Daniel J. Miller. Our Virginia Beach
white collar crime lawyer can help you navigate through complexities of your case and the
criminal justice system and get the most favorable outcome possible. With
nearly 20 years of experience, we have helped countless clients either get their charges reduced, or
their case entirely dismissed.
Virginia Embezzlement Penalties
Embezzlement is considered a type of property theft. It happens when a
person – who was in charge of managing or monitoring someone else’s
money or property – steals all or a portion of that money or property
for personal gain.
In order to be convicted of embezzlement, the defendant must have had legal
access to another person’s money or property, but not legal ownership
of it. Since the act of taking of money or property is stealing, the combination
of these two elements results in the unique crime of embezzlement.
In Virginia, embezzlement is punished according to the value or property
stolen. If the money or property is worth less than $200, then the crime
may be punishable by a jail sentence of up to one year and a maximum fine
of $2,500. If the money or property is worth $200 or more, then the crime
may be punishable by a prison sentence of up to 20 years.
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Whether you need qualified defense from false accusations or help to explain
your specific set of extenuating circumstances, our Virginia Beach criminal
defense lawyer can protect your rights and best interests inside and outside
of the courtroom. Once we consider all of the factors of your case, we
can determine all of your available legal options to avoid jail time or
any sort of punishment whatsoever.
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