Embezzlement

Massachusetts Embezzlement Attorney Will Work Hard to Resolve Charges Against You

Boston-area Law Firm Represents Individuals Accused of Embezzlement

Embezzlement is a type of property theft. It is usually committed in an employer/employee environment where an employee who was entrusted to manage or monitor his employer's money or property steals all or part of it for the employee's own personal gain.

To be charged with embezzlement in Massachusetts, an individual must have had access to someone else's money or property, but not legal ownership of it. If you have been charged with embezzlement and are looking for an attorney who will help fight the charges against you, contact Boston-area attorney Keith Halpern, who is experienced in defending embezzlement charges.

Massachusetts Embezzlement Penalties

An embezzlement conviction carries a variety of penalties. In Massachusetts, embezzlement is punished according to the value or type of property stolen, with second and subsequent convictions commanding increased penalties:

  • Money or property valued $250 or less – For a first offense, fines of $50 – $600 and from six months in jail up to two and a half years in prison, or both. For second and subsequent convictions, the fines increase to between $150 and $600 and from 18 months in prison up to two and a half years in prison, or both.
  • Money or property valued over $250 or firearms of any value – Fines up to $25,000 and up to five years in prison, or both.
  • Trade secrets of any value – Up to five years in prison or a fine of $25,000 and two years in prison.

If you are facing an embezzlement charge in Massachusetts, contact Attorney Keith Halpern, who will conduct a thorough investigation of the matter and provide you with the strongest defense possible. Contact our firm online, or call 781-325-4805 to set up a consultation at our Wellesley office today.