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Accused of Embezzlement in Utah? Time is NOT on Your Side.
If you’ve been arrested for embezzlement or other fraud in Utah, it’s time to take stock of your options. The next move you make can mean the difference between a criminal conviction and freedom. It can mean the difference between being able to work in your chosen field and always having a cloud of suspicion hanging over your head. That’s why the next step you take should be to call Weber Law. We’ll work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcome – for now and for the future.
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Utah Embezzlement Charges and Penalties
Embezzlement charges in Utah are brought when someone is accused of misappropriating funds or property to which they legally have access. For example, you can be arrested for embezzlement in Utah if you’re accused of using a company’s “petty cash” fund to buy personal items, engaging in bookkeeping sleight-of-hand to siphon assets into a personal account, or pocketing cash handed to you for the sale of your employer’s products or services.
The penalties for an embezzlement conviction in Utah vary depending on the amount of money or the value of assets in question. Embezzlement of less than $500 is a Class B misdemeanor, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000. If the amount is between $500 and $1,000, the embezzlement is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a fine of up to $2,500. When the value bumps up to between $1,500 and $4,999, it’s considered a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. And embezzlement of funds or assets valued at $5,000 or more is a second-degree felony, which carries penalties of up to 15 years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines.
If you’re convicted of second-degree felony embezzlement in Utah, you’ll also be listed in the state’s White Collar Crime Offender Registry. Your mug shot, name, date of birth, and conviction will be listed, along with the victims of your crime and the details of your conviction.
Beating Utah Embezzlement Charges
Beating Utah embezzlement charges is often a matter of presenting putting the right defense. Weber Law may use one of these arguments to get the embezzlement charges reduced or dropped:
- Demonstrating that the prosecution has insufficient evidence to establish that a crime occurred
- Claiming that you were under duress and pressured by someone else in the company to take the money or property
- Maintaining that you did not intend to take the money or property
- Arguing that you were coerced into embezzling by the government, also known as entrapment
Weber Law Can Get Utah Embezzlement Charges Dropped or Reduced
If you’ve been arrested on embezzlement charges, the time to act is NOW. You need an attorney with extensive experience acting on your behalf. Tom Weber is that lawyer. Mr. Weber has a history of success in Utah courts, helping clients charged with white-collar crimes have their charges reduced or dropped. He will relentlessly advocate on your behalf.
Call Weber Law today. We’ll deliver the embezzlement defense you deserve and fight tooth and nail to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.
If you’ve been arrested for embezzlement in Utah, call attorney Tom Weber right now at (801) 845-0956 for a free, confidential case evaluation.