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Embezzlement

Embezzlement Defense in Illinois

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Embezzlement is defined as the theft of money or property by an individual in a position of trust or responsibility for said money or property. It is considered a white collar crime, since embezzlement often occurs in the employment and corporate setting.

If you have been arrested and charged with embezzlement in Illinois, our Chicago criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Steven Fine is prepared to help you either get your charge reduced or your entire case dismissed altogether. With more than 20 years of experience, he has a comprehensive knowledge of Illinois law to guide you through the intricacies of the legal system.

Embezzlement Penalties

Embezzlement can involve tangible and intangible property. Tangible property refers to material objects, such as cash or cars. Intangible items are stocks and bonds.

The following penalties are based on the amount of money involved in the crime:

  • Under $500 (Not from a person) – Class A misdemeanor
    • Prison sentence of less than one year
    • Fines of up to $2,500
  • Under $500 (From a person) or between $500 and $1,000 – Class 3 felony
    • Prison sentence of two to five years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • Between $10,000 and $100,000 – Class 2 felony
    • Prison sentence of three to seven years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • Between $100,000 and $500,000 – Class 1 felony
    • Prison sentence of four to 15 years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • Between $500,000 and $1 million – Class 1 non-probation felony
    • Prison sentence of four to 15 years
    • Fines of up to $25,000
  • Over $1 million – Class X felony
    • Prison sentence of six and 30 years
    • Fines of up to $25,000

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Case Results

  • Dismissed People v CR
  • Dismissed People v DG
  • Defendant was found not guilty of all charges. People v EA
  • The defendant was found not guilty of murder. People v MC
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  • The defendant was found not guilty at trial. People v RG
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