Wisconsin Embezzlement Charge Lawyers in Milwaukee & Waukesha
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The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged embezzlement may be convicted if:
- The defendant possessed money belonging to another person because of his or her employment.
- The defendant intentionally used the money without the owner's consent and contrary to the defendant's authority.
- The defendant knew that the use of the money was without the owner's consent and contrary to the defendant's authority.
- The defendant intended to convert the money to his or her own use or to the use of another person except the owner.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1444.
Wisconsin Statute 943.20(1)(b) defines embezzlement as follows:
By virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, having possession or custody of money or of a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing of another, intentionally uses, transfers, conceals, or retains possession of such money, security, instrument, paper or writing without the owner's consent, contrary to his or her authority, and with intent to convert to his or her own use or to the use of any other person except the owner.
* A refusal to deliver any money or a negotiable security, instrument, paper or other negotiable writing, which is in his or her possession or custody by virtue of his or her office, business or employment, or as trustee or bailee, upon demand of the person entitled to receive it, or as required by law, is prima facie evidence of an intent to convert to his or her own use within the meaning of this paragraph.
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An embezzlement offense in Wisconsin is a serious crime that subjects you to serious consequences. It is a crime to convert money for your own use that you have access to because of your employment without the owner's consent in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in SE WI with an employee theft offense, you need tough representation. The Milwaukee criminal attorneys in our Milwaukee and Waukesha, WI offices at Gamiño Law Offices have experience in various kinds of Wisconsin theft offenses, including embezzlement crimes.
It is our mission to provide the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyer in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with an employee theft crime in Milwaukee or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense attorney makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not every Milwaukee criminal lawyer has the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished Milwaukee criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
Wisconsin Employee Theft Charges
Possible sentencing consequences when charged with employee theft in Milwaukee, Waukesha or elsewhere in Wisconsin
If convicted of embezzlement in Wisconsin
- If the value of the property does not exceed $2,500, it is a Class A Misdemeanor.
- If the value of the property is $2500 - $5,000, it is a Class I Felony.
- If the value of the property is $5,000-$10,000, it is a Class H Felony.
- If the value of the property is more than $10,000, it is a Class G Felony.
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