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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) 591-7850.

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 can include:

  • 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 elderly individual
  • The owner of the property appropriated was at the time of the offense a nonprofit organization
  • 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.

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