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I have not been convicted of a crime in the past. I had charges dismissed in another state.
I was caught and paid for one room today. I imagine when they view the footage of the past week they will find two other rooms that were complimentary. So I suppose I will pay when and if they discover it.
In Illinois, embezzlement is punished according to the value or type of property stolen. (720 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. § 5/16-1(b).)
Because you have never been convicted of a crime, you may be eligible for a "deferred prosecution." That means that you would serve a probationary period and follow all of the terms of the probation as set forth by the court. For example, you will have to pay back the money to the hotel. You will have to stay out of trouble--not get arrested or convicted of any crime during the probationary period, pay fines/costs, and do anything else as ordered by the court.
If you successfully complete the term of your probationary status, then the case will be dismissed at the end of the period.
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I am just wondering if the terms of embezzlement are the same for the state of texas. and also If you can refer me to a lawyer in texas.
If files are charged for embezzlement what are my options if I move out of the country? Is this something that is still just a misdemeanor?
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Under Texas law, embezzlement is essentially employee theft.
Whether you work the register at a store in the mall or oversee the accounts of a large corporation, you are put in a position of trust to handle your employer’s money and goods. When an employer suspects you are taking advantage of this trust, they may investigate you.
If the allegations of financial theft are shown to be likely, you could face charges of embezzlement.
Embezzlement under $1,500.00 is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 1 year in jail plus fines and costs and restitution to your employer.
Texas also allows for deferred prosecution, or pre-trial diversion. If you comply with the terms set forth in the deferred prosecution or pre-trial diversion agreement, at the end of the probationary period, the case would be dismissed.
Again, It is HIGHLY advisable that you speak to an attorney who specializes in criminal law. You can discuss the specific facts of your case, evaluate your options and decide how to proceed. Below is a link to the attorney referral service.
DO NOT MOVE OUT OF THE COUNTRY! If you do, and you do not appear in court, a bench warrant may be issued for your arrest. Once you resolve the matter, depending upon your sentence, you may ask the judge if you can leave the country. It is totally up to the judge as to whether you can do so.
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