The Strategic Defense Representation You Need When Fighting Embezzlement Charges

If you have been charged with embezzlement in Connecticut, law enforcement likely already has evidence against you. It is worth remembering, however, that you are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecution must prove every element of their case to secure a conviction.

Hiring an experienced embezzlement criminal defense law firm is vital to safeguarding your rights, preventing self-incrimination, and potentially obtaining dropped charges. That’s why you should contact The Maddox Law Firm, LLC, by calling (203) 822-6610. Our attorneys bring decades of combined experience, and we can create a solid defense strategy tailored to your circumstances.

What Activities Does Embezzlement Entail?

Under the Connecticut Penal Code, embezzlement is considered a form of larceny, as outlined in Section 53a-119. This occurs when an individual unlawfully appropriates someone else’s property, typically entrusted to them through a professional relationship (e.g., banker, investor, company representative).

Embezzlement can occur in numerous situations, regardless of the property’s value. Some common examples include:

  • A bank teller or store cashier stealing money
  • A corporate accountant falsifying records
  • A payroll manager creating fake payroll accounts
  • A manager creating fake invoices
  • A caregiver writing checks to themselves when paying bills for their charge
  • An investment broker siphoning money instead of investing it

Embezzlement cases can take the form of either isolated incidents or elaborate schemes that span an extended period. The level of complexity often hinges on the intricacy of the alleged scheme.

Sentencing Guidelines For Embezzlement Convictions In Connecticut

If you suspect you are under investigation or have already been arrested for embezzlement in Connecticut, you must understand the severity of such actions and the consequences that come with them. Here is a summary of sentencing guidelines:

  • Embezzlement of assets worth up to $2,000 is a crime for which you can be imprisoned for up to a year and/or fined $2,000.
  • Embezzling property worth between $2,000 and $10,000 is a Class D felony. The punishment for such a crime can be up to five years in jail and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
  • Embezzlement of property worth between $10,000 and $20,000, public property valued up to $2,000, or property owned by a telecommunications provider that caused an interruption of emergency communications services constitutes a Class C felony. If the stolen property owner was a senior citizen (over 60) or was blind or physically disabled, embezzlement also falls into this category. A Class C felony carries a punishment of up to ten years in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
  • Embezzlement of property valued more than $20,000 or public property exceeding $2,000 shall result in a Class B felony charge. The charged individual may face up to twenty years in prison and/or a fine of up to $15,000.

With such high stakes, you cannot afford to trust your case to just any attorney. Instead, contact our trusted and trial-tested legal team.

Get Started On Your Defense Immediately With The Help Of The Maddox Law Firm

Due to the betrayal of trust in a relationship, embezzlement in Connecticut is punished more severely. The prosecution will take strict measures to ensure justice is served, particularly when public funds are involved. Having a vigilant and aggressive Connecticut embezzlement law firm present your defense and prevent you from being at a significant disadvantage in court is critical.

To discuss your legal options with one of our attorneys, call the firm at (203) 822-6610 or reach out online. Hablamos español. Nous parlons français.

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