White Collar Crime Defense- Massachusetts
Embezzlement is a charge that is similar to larceny, but it means that you had legitimate or legal access to the funds or goods that you are now accused of embezzling. The typical case involves an employee or trustee who had access to certain financial accounts, as opposed to a person charged with larceny who never had legal access to the funds or goods in the first place. There are several potential defenses to an embezzlement charge, the most common being that an honest mistake was made. A skilled defense attorney may be able to work out a deal involving the dismissal of all criminal charges in exchange for full restitution of payment to the alleged victim.
Embezzlement of property valued over $250 carries the following potential penalties:
- Up to 5 years in state prison and $25,000 fine (felony)
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