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Punishments for Embezzlement

Embezzlement is a type of fraud. It is categorized as a white collar crime, meaning that it is non-violent and financially motivated in nature. The penalties for embezzlement are very serious, and could include steep fines, court fees, and mandatory jail or prison time. Additionally, a conviction for embezzlement will undoubtably have serious implications for your future, affecting your ability to obtain future employment, housing, and financial assistance.

If you or someone you love is under investigation for or has been charged with embezzlement, it is critical that you contact an experienced defense attorney right away. At Oliverson & Huss Law PLLC, our Arizona embezzlement attorneys have over 40 years of combined experience on all sides of the criminal justice system. We understand how the state prosecutes these types of crimes—and we know how to defend you and your future.

Call us at (480) 351-2228 or contact us online now for a free and confidential consultation.

Penalties for Embezzlement in Arizona

Under Arizona law, A.R.S. 13-1802, fraudulent misappropriation or embezzlement is referred to as theft. The possible punishment depends on the value of the property taken are listed below.

AZ Class 2 Felony

If the value of the property taken is $25,000 or more, the offense will be charged as a Class 2 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 3 years and 12 years, 6 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 4 years, 6 months and 23 years, 3 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 10 years, 6 months and 35 years in prison

AZ Class 3 Felony

If the value of the property taken is $4,000 or more, but less than $25,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 3 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 2 years and 8 years, 9 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 3 years, 6 months and 16 years, 3 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 7 years, 6 months and 25 years in prison

AZ Class 4 Felony

If the value of the property taken is $3,000 or more, but less than $4,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 4 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 1 year and 3 years, 9 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 2 years, 3 months and 7 years, 6 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 6 and 15 years in prison

AZ Class 5 Felony

If the value of the property taken is $2,000 or more, but less than $3,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 5 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 6 months and 2 years, 6 months in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 1 year and 3 years, 9 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 3 years and 7 years, 6 months in prison

AZ Class 6 Felony

If the value of the property taken is $1,000 or more, but less than $2,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 6 Felony.

Possible punishments:

  • First offense: probation with up to 1 year in jail; if prison is ordered, between 4 months and 2 years in prison
  • One historical prior felony conviction: between 9 months and 2 years, 9 months in prison
  • Two historical prior felony convictions: between 2 years, 3 months and 5 years, 9 months in prison

AZ Class 1 Misdemeanor

If the value of the property taken is less than $1,000, the offense will be charged as a Class 1 Misdemeanor.

Possible punishments:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • 3 years of probation
  • $2,500 in court fines plus surcharges

Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation

If you have been accused of embezzlement, you cannot afford to delay. Contact our Arizona embezzlement lawyers right away for a complimentary consultation and case review. Our firm is here to guide you and provide you with the aggressive defense you need. We serve clients throughout Arizona, including those in Tempe, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Mesa.

Reach us online using our online contact form, or call our office at (480) 351-2228 today.

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