Skilled Criminal Defense Lawyers for Embezzlement, Fraud & False Pretenses in Raleigh, NC
The Criminal Defense Team of Hatch, Little & Bunn handles all Wake County criminal charges.
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses is a broad charge that can encompass numerous activities. Likewise, “fraud” may encompass identity theft, financial card theft, trademark infringement, failing to pay a restaurant tab, defrauding an innkeeper, and a list of related actions. These charges are severe crimes, all punishable by imprisonment. If properly managed, consequences can be dramatically reduced, if not eliminated.
The Defense Attorneys of Hatch, Little & Bunn’s Criminal Defense Team have protected clients for decades against these charges. Each of these cases is significantly different from one another depending on the facts and circumstances. Call now to speak with an attorney who can review your case with you and guide you through an appropriate course of defense. We’re here to help.
Charged with Embezzlement in Wake County
Embezzlement is a felony charge that may be punished as either a class H felony or a class C felony, depending on the value of the property embezzled. If the value of the property $100,000 or more, the crime is a class C felony. If the value is less than $100,000, it is a class H felony. Class C felonies are punishable by up to 231 months in prison, while class H felonies are punishable by up to 39 months in prison. A person commits the crime of embezzlement if they fraudulently, or knowingly and willingly, use property of another, held by the defendant under his or her care, for a purpose other than that for which the defendant received it.
There are also many other variations of the embezzlement crime that are based on the position of trust a defendant holds. These include positions of employees, public officers, public employees, officers of railroad companies, and many other unique positions.
Aggressive Raleigh Fraud Defense
Fraud is a broad term that has many variations of the crime. It is often seen as a means to unlawfully obtain finances or controlled substances. If you, or someone you know, is charged with any variation of this crime, contact our team immediately for a free, comprehensive consultation on the matter. There are so many uniquities to these crimes that a skilled, seasoned and professional attorney from Hatch, Little & Bunn can explain.
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses
Obtaining Property by False Pretenses is a commonly charged felony. North Carolina General Statute 14-100 defines the crime. A defendant commits the crime of obtaining property by false pretense when they make a representation about a past or existing fact or a future event, that is false, and is calculated and intended to deceive, and the representation does in fact deceive another person, and the defendant thereby obtains, or attempts to obtain, money, goods, property, services, choses in action, or any other thing of value from that other person. Like embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretenses can be either a class H or class C felony. If the value of the property $100,000 or more, the crime is a class C felony. If the value is less than $100,000, it is a class H felony.