Dallas Embezzlement Lawyer
Our Dallas Criminal Attorney Can Help
Embezzlement is a particular type of fraud that involves the betrayal of financial trust by one party to another through a series of transactions. Embezzlement occurs when an individual uses allocated funds in a way that is contrary to the law or different from the terms agreed upon.
A common example of embezzlement is an executive who places company funds into their own bank account. At our firm, a skilled Dallas criminal defense lawyer is prepared to help you form a solid defense no matter what your situation.
Get the personal representation that you deserve by contacting our Dallas defense lawyer at (214) 307-8667 today.
What is The Statute of Limitations on Embezzlement in Texas?
For misdemeanor embezzlement, the state must file charges within two years the date of the conduct. If the value of the property qualifies it as a felony charge, then the state has five years within which to charge you. It can go up to 10 years.
If a public servant embezzles government property over which they had control, they face a statute of limitations of up to 10 years. Embezzlement from a financial institution carries a limitations period of 7 years. A great defense to embezzlement charges is to show that you had permission to spend the funds.
How Can a Criminal Defense Lawyer Help You?
A criminal conviction can affect you for the rest of your life. Whether applying for a job, renting an apartment, or applying for a loan, a criminal record has the ability to severely hinder your future. At the office of Peter Barrett, we believe that many times this is an undue burden placed on our clients. We provide legal counsel that aims to minimize and eliminate the consequences of a criminal conviction.
Hiring an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney is perhaps the single most important step you can take when seeking to protect yourself from the harsh penalties and repercussions of a conviction.
In cases of embezzlement, Attorney Peter Barrett represents your interests by:
- Uncovering relevant financial information
- Finding weak arguments in the prosecutor's case
- Giving attention to every detail of your case
- Negotiating to reach a plea bargain when possible
- Negotiating to find an out-of-court solution when possible
When you choose us, we don't just process you through the system in order to collect a fee as quickly as possible. We give each case the personal attention it deserves by taking the time to understand the uniqueness and complexity of every client we handle.
Do you have questions? Call us at (214) 307-8667 to schedule yourinitial consultation.
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