Embezzlement Charges & Penalties in Denver
Work with an Experienced Denver Theft Crime Lawyer
Embezzlement is a unique theft crime in that it requires that a perpetrator
be entrusted with the legal possession and access to something that doesn’t
belong to them for purposes of management or monitoring. Since this does
mean that the thief was placed in a position of trust, the charge is upgraded
When you are faced with charges of embezzlement, it is important that you
begin mounting your criminal defense right away. A conviction can carry
stiff penalties, including prison time and major fines, even up as high
as $750,000 in the most extreme cases. Retaining the services of a skilled
Denver criminal defense attorney from the Law Offices of David L. Owen,
Jr., P.C. should be the first thing you do when you find you are facing
charges. Attorney Owen has over 30 years of trial experience defending
against a wide variety of criminal charges, including embezzlement cases.
Call the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. at 303.622.3281 to
free initial 30-minute consultation today.
Common Forms of Embezzlement
Embezzlement is a crime that involves the theft of something that a perpetrator
has been legally granted access to by the victim. While this can be potentially
anything, the most commonly embezzled item is money, particularly because
it can be so easily taken and then disguised by persons placed in positions
of trust. As a result, embezzlement is commonly considered to be a “white
- Embezzlement is performed most commonly from several positions, including:
- Bank teller
- Financial advisor
- Stock broker
- Fund manager
- Corporate financial officer
- Corporate accountant
Depending on the value of the stolen property, embezzlement can be considered
at minimum a class 2 misdemeanor but as high as a class 3 felony. Those
who hold positions of public authority who embezzle public funds are guaranteed
to face at least class 5 felony charges, and will be forbidden from ever
running for office again.
With so much at stake, do not leave your future and your freedoms up to chance.
Contact the Law Offices of David L. Owen, Jr., P.C. to schedule your consultation today.