Embezzlement Defenses

Embezzlement is a serious crime under Texas law. The punishments for embezzlement change based on the amount of stolen money or assets. The more a person is accused of embezzling, the harsher the potential punishment they face will be. Once the value of embezzled items exceeds $200,000, the crime is considered a first degree felony and is punishable by up to 99 years in prison, as well as large criminal fines.

If you’re being charged with embezzlement, you will need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. Contact the Dallas criminal attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at (214) 845-7007 to speak with an experienced legal professional about what you can do to protect your name and reputation.

Types of Defenses

Being accused of embezzling is a very serious matter. The people who once trusted you to handle their funds or assets are now alleging that you stole from them. Facing these kinds of charges is not easy on an emotional level, and on the legal level it can be even more difficult to contend with. However, some possible defenses against this damaging accusation include:

  • The alleged embezzler made an honest mistake
  • The accused embezzler was acting under someone else’s orders
  • The defendant intended to return the funds

Your attorney will be able to choose the best defense for your specific case.

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If you have been accused of embezzlement, the Dallas criminal lawyers at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter can set up your defense and protect you from the harsh penalties an embezzlement conviction will put on you. Contact our offices today at (214) 845-7007 to discuss the details of your case with a qualified member of our legal team.


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