Fort Worth Embezzlement Lawyer
Find Out More About Embezzlement Charges Today
Embezzlement is the theft of something that the defendant had legal access to for the
defendant’s personal gain. For example, an employee who handles
cash for a company may be accused of embezzlement by pocketing some of
the cash they bring in and then reporting lower income numbers to hide
their theft. Executives may also embezzle company funds through creative
bookkeeping and inaccurate reporting. Embezzlement often takes place in
a “white-collar” corporate or business setting.
If you are facing embezzlement charges, you should not attempt to defend
yourself alone—retain the services of a skilled Fort Worth criminal
defense attorney ready to take your case. At
Jerry Loftin & Associates, we have over 65 years of combined experience we can put to work to defend
your case for you. Attorneys Jerry and Trent Loftin are proud members
of numerous elite law practice organizations and have the knowledge and
legal strategy needed to fight for the best possible outcome on your behalf.
Don’t hesitate to start mounting your defense. Call Jerry Loftin
& Associates today at (817) 429-2000.
Embezzlement Penalties in Texas
If you are ultimately convicted of your embezzlement charges, the penalties
include jail sentences and heavy fines—the severity of each depends
on the value of the property or money stolen. If aggravating factors are
present, the severity of the penalties can be augmented by the court.
According to Texas Statute & Code Ann. § 31.03, aggravating factors
- The defendant was a public servant at the time of the offense
- The defendant was in a contractual relationship with government at the
time of the offense
- The owner of the property appropriated was at the time of the offense an
- The owner of the property appropriated was at the time of the offense a
- The defendant was a Medicare provider in a contractual relationship with
the federal government
It is important to secure the counsel of an experienced Fort Worth criminal
defense attorney before facing charges as serious as embezzlement. The
attorneys at Jerry Loftin & Associates have extensive knowledge in
this branch of the law and—both in and outside the courtroom—have
a proven track record of favorable case results for their clients.
Contact Jerry Loftin & Associates today for a
free case evaluation to start mounting your defense.