Williams and Walsh - Criminal Defense Overview

Breach of Trust

Breach of Trust with Fraudulent Intent/Embezzlement

The charge of Breath of Trust with Fraudulent Intent arises is various situations. Often, this charge arises in an employer/employee context in which the employer feels the employee has wrongfully used or taken funds. Additionally, these types of factual scenarios are sometimes more appropriately brought via a lawsuit in civil court. In order to be convicted of this charge, the state is required to prove that there was a trust relationship and intent to defraud.

Misdemeanor Breach of Trust occurs when the value of the property or money taken is less than $2,000.00. The misdemeanor charge is punishable by up to thirty days in jail. Felony Breach of Trust is divided into two categories: If the value of the property or money taken is $2,000.00 to $10,000.00, it is a felony punishable by up to five years in jail. If the value of the property or money taken is more than $10,000.00, it is a felony punishable by up to ten years.

Should you or a loved one find yourself facing this charge, do not hesitate to contact us. We have the experience and the team to help.