Lackawanna Embezzlement Attorney
At Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law, we understand the serious nature of embezzlement charges. Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended clients accused of embezzlement in Carbondale, PA, and throughout the surrounding areas. We are dedicated to protecting your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact Bernard J. Brown, Attorney at Law today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help defend you against embezzlement charges.
What is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a type of theft that involves taking money or property that has been entrusted to you, such as funds from an employer or client. Embezzlement can occur in a variety of settings, including businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Embezzlement charges can range from a misdemeanor to a felony, depending on the amount of money or property involved.
Embezzlement Penalties in Pennsylvania
The penalties for embezzlement in Pennsylvania can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, such as the amount of money or the value of the property embezzled, prior convictions, and other factors considered by the court.
The following are the general classifications of theft offenses and their corresponding penalties:
- Misdemeanor of the third degree: If the value of the embezzled property is less than $50, it is generally considered a misdemeanor of the third degree. The maximum penalties for a third-degree misdemeanor include up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $2,500.
- Misdemeanor of the second degree: If the value of the embezzled property is between $50 and $199, it is typically considered a misdemeanor of the second degree. The maximum penalties for a second-degree misdemeanor include up to two years in county jail and a fine of up to $5,000.
- Misdemeanor of the first degree: If the value of the embezzled property is between $200 and $1,999, it is usually considered a misdemeanor of the first degree. The maximum penalties for a first-degree misdemeanor include up to five years in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
- Felony offenses: Embezzlement involving property or funds with a value exceeding $2,000 can result in felony charges. The specific penalties for felony offenses depend on the degree of the offense, with first-degree felony charges carrying the most severe penalties. First-degree felonies can result in imprisonment of up to 20 years and fines of up to $25,000.
How We Can Help
Our criminal defense attorneys have the knowledge and experience to build a strong defense against embezzlement charges. We will work to investigate the allegations against you and gather evidence to support your case. We will also negotiate with the prosecution to try to reach a favorable plea bargain or take your case to trial if necessary.
We understand that an embezzlement charge can have serious consequences for your personal and professional life. We will work tirelessly to protect your rights and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation.
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