Seasoned Embezzlement Lawyer Serving Greenville Clients
Embezzlement is a white collar crime that entails the stealing of another’s property by someone who had access to but not ownership of it. A good example of embezzlement would be if a bank teller took money out of a customer’s account for their own personal gain. It was legal for the teller to handle the money, but not to take it. If you have been charged with embezzlement in any way, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side.
The punishment for an embezzlement conviction hinges on how much was stolen in assets. If the stolen property amount is $10,000 or more, you are looking at a felony charge and up to ten years in prison. Cases valuing between $2,000 and $10,000 are felonies punishable by up to five years in jail. The embezzlement of less than $2,000 can result in a misdemeanor charge, up to 30 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
The Importance of Working with a Local Attorney
If you are facing embezzlement charges, you need the help of a trusted and knowledgeable lawyer who is familiar with the way local courts handle these issues. Some tend to favor repayment deals over extended jail sentences, and vice versa. Attorney Richard Warder has worked in the Upstate region legal system for over four decades and will put his many years of working with local judges and prosecutors to your advantage.