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Embezzlement Charges & Penalties in Denver

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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 to embezzlement.

When you are faced with charges of embezzlement, it is important that you begin mounting your 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 embezzlement 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 33 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 schedule a 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 collar” crime.

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.

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