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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 25 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.
Whether you need qualified defense from false accusations or help to explain your specific set of extenuating circumstances, our Virginia Beach embezzlement lawyer can protect your rights and best interests inside and outside of the courtroom. Once we consider all of the factors of your case, our criminal defense attorneys can determine all of your available legal options to avoid jail time or any sort of punishment whatsoever.
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