Have you been charged with embezzlement in Utah?
Embezzling is when someone who is responsible for maintaining money or assets takes portions of the physical or digital assets for their own personal gain. This crime is especially relevant today as trillions of dollars have been put into Covid-19 relief funds that can be accessed by a broad range of organizations. For those struggling with financial burdens, taking a little off the top may seem far too easy. However, this type of theft is serious and can carry severe penalties.
For those charged with embezzlement in Utah, navigating the issues of the law can be complicated. In addition, defendants may have to face trusted coworkers, friends, or family as part of the proceedings. The expert lawyers at Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat have experience in handling the intricacies involved in both the legal and social aspects of these types of cases.
No matter your charge, our defense team is committed to protecting your rights. We have experience handling embezzlement cases even with aggravated charges. An embezzlement charge may be increased to an aggravated charge if it was committed against a specially protected class of victims, including the elderly or disabled. The charge may also be considered aggravated if the defendant was in a higher position of trust, such as an insurance agent or bank employee.
Utah law directs that the punishment for embezzlement is dependent upon the value or type of property stolen. The punishments range from a class B misdemeanor up to a second-degree felony.
With nearly two decades of experience defending people against embezzlement charges, you can feel confident that we will investigate all the details and prepare a thorough defense for your case. If you want to do further research on Utah’s laws relating to embezzlement crimes, visit our embezzlement crimes page to find more information about the following:
If you or a loved one has been charged with embezzlement in Utah, or if you believe you are under investigation, the criminal defense lawyers of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat will fight to make sure you have a solid defense every step of the way. We will aggressively defend your rights and help you get the best chance at securing a favorable outcome.
Contact our expert legal team at (801) 532-5297 to get started on your defense with a free, no obligation consultation.
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