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Embezzlement Defense Attorney Serving Hennepin County, MN

Embezzlement is a white-collar crime that involves the misappropriation of funds or assets. It is a form of theft that occurs when a person entrusted with an organization’s or another person’s funds or assets secretly takes ownership of those funds or assets for personal gain.

Embezzlement is a serious crime and is treated as such in the Minneapolis criminal justice system. If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is imperative that you reach out to an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Convictions for embezzlement carry severe penalties, including lengthy prison sentences, fines, and restitution, as well as the long-term consequences of a criminal record.

At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we understand the gravity of the situation you are facing. We also know that there is a lot at stake. Our team is prepared to fight aggressively for you, working to minimize the potential consequences you face. We are available 24/7 to take your call and can provide you with the personalized legal guidance and strong representation you need.


Call our office at (612) 979-1112 or submit an online case evaluation formtoday to request a confidential consultation with our embezzlement defense lawyer in Minneapolis.


What Is Considered Embezzlement in Minneapolis?

Embezzlement is a specific type of theft crime that involves the misappropriation of funds or assets by someone who has been entrusted with them. It is a crime that is typically committed by employees, accountants, bookkeepers, or other individuals who have been given access to an organization’s financial records or assets.

Embezzlement can involve the misappropriation of a wide range of funds or assets, including:

  • Money
  • Goods
  • Stocks
  • Property
  • Documents
  • Trade secrets

It is important to note that, to be considered embezzlement, the alleged theft must be committed by someone who is in a position of trust or responsibility over the funds or assets. If an employee takes money from the company cash register, for example, this would be considered theft, not embezzlement, because the employee is not in a position of trust or responsibility over the cash register. However, if the employee is a bookkeeper who is responsible for managing the company’s financial records and assets and manipulates the records to hide the theft, this would be considered embezzlement.

What Are the Penalties for Embezzlement in Minneapolis?

Embezzlement is a serious crime and is treated as such in the state of Minneapolis. The penalties for embezzlement depend on the value of the funds or assets that were misappropriated. In general, the greater the value of the funds or assets, the more severe the consequences.

Embezzlement is charged as follows, based on the value of the misappropriated funds or assets:

  • Less than $100: Embezzlement of less than $100 is a second-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 60 days in jail and/or a fine of up to $500.
  • $100 or more but less than $300: Embezzlement of $100 or more but less than $300 is a first-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to 1 year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000.
  • $300 or more but less than $20,000: Embezzlement of $300 or more but less than $20,000 is a third-degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
  • $20,000 or more but less than $100,000: Embezzlement of $20,000 or more but less than $100,000 is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • $100,000 or more: Embezzlement of $100,000 or more is a first-degree felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

How Do You Defend Against Embezzlement Charges?

If you have been accused of embezzlement, it is important to remember that you are not automatically guilty. Like all those who are accused of a crime, you are innocent until proven guilty. With help from an experienced criminal defense lawyer, you can fight the charges and work to secure a favorable outcome.

Some of the most effective defenses against embezzlement charges include:

  • Insufficient evidence: To secure a conviction for embezzlement, the prosecution must prove that you misappropriated the funds or assets. If there is not enough evidence to prove this, you may be able to secure a not-guilty verdict.
  • Mistaken identity: In some cases, an employee may be accused of embezzlement simply because they were the person in charge of managing the funds or assets when the misappropriation occurred. If this is the case, you may be able to argue that you are being falsely accused due to mistaken identity.
  • Entrapment: If you can prove that you were “entrapped” by law enforcement, you may be able to have the charges against you dropped. This means that law enforcement officers or other government agents induced you to commit the crime, even though you would not have done so otherwise.
  • Good-faith belief in ownership: To be guilty of embezzlement, you must knowingly misappropriate another’s funds or assets. If you can show that you had a good-faith belief that you were the rightful owner of the funds or assets, you may be able to avoid a conviction.
  • False accusations: Unfortunately, some people are falsely accused of embezzlement. Whether you are being framed by a co-worker, friend, or family member, or someone simply made an honest mistake, you can fight back with help from an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Why Choose Brockton D. Hunter P.A.?

At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we know that facing embezzlement charges can be incredibly stressful and unnerving. We are here to help. Our Minneapolis embezzlement defense lawyer is committed to providing you with the legal guidance and strong representation you need and deserve. We can help you navigate the criminal justice system and will work tirelessly to secure the most favorable outcome possible.

When you choose our firm, you can expect:

  • Personalized legal solutions: We understand that no two cases are the same. That’s why we take the time to learn the details of your situation and your goals, and then we develop a personalized legal strategy to help you achieve those goals.
  • Aggressive representation: As a former prosecutor, Attorney Brockton D. Hunter has unique insight into the criminal justice system. He knows how the other side thinks and can build a defense designed to counter the prosecution’s arguments. He is not afraid to take your case to court and will fight tirelessly for you.
  • Responsive communication: We are available 24/7 to take your call and will promptly respond to your questions and concerns. We will keep you informed about any developments in your case and will provide you with the individualized attention you deserve.
  • Compassionate, non-judgmental counsel: We know that people make mistakes. We also believe that everyone deserves a second chance. Our team is here to provide you with the compassionate, non-judgmental legal guidance you need, no matter the charges you are facing.

Get the Legal Help You Need Today

If you have been accused of embezzlement, you need an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side. At Brockton D. Hunter P.A., we are committed to providing you with the strong representation you deserve. We can help you understand your legal options and will work to build a strong defense on your behalf. Our team is available 24/7 and can provide you with a confidential case evaluation over the phone or in person.


Call our office at (612) 979-1112 or onlinetoday to schedule your consultation with our Minneapolis embezzlement defense attorney.


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