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Embezzlement occurs when money or property is stolen by a person with a fiduciary relationship to the victimized party. It is possible to embezzle money or property from an employer, a family member, a client, the government, an institution or organization. A conviction for embezzlement can be very serious and will make it difficult to get jobs, housing and financial aid in the future.

At the Law Offices of Ruben Ortiz, we understand that theft crimes such as embezzlement can ruin a person’s career and reputation. You need a strong defense to fight the charges and protect your future. If your case includes charges of forgery, or mail or wire fraud, you may be facing federal charges. Attorney Ortiz can defend you in Texas state and federal courts.

We will thoroughly investigate the case against you.

Embezzlement is considered a white collar crime. These can be extremely complex cases that may include state and federal charges. Make sure your attorney has the experience and skill to defend you in federal court because it has a different set of regulations and procedures.

As with other types of fraud, the prosecutor must prove fraudulent intent in order to get a conviction for embezzlement. In some cases, there are valid defenses to embezzlement charges, including:

  • Mistakes in bookkeeping or accounting
  • Misinterpretation of records, financial statements or accounting
  • Defendant planned to return the money or property in the future
  • Belief that defendant had a right to possess the money or property
  • Belief that owner had given consent to possess the money or property

Many people charged with embezzlement did not think their actions were criminal. We will investigate the case and determine how best to defend you against the charges.

Contact a criminal defense lawyer today!

Contact us today at (915) 308-8850 for a consultation with an El Paso embezzlement defense attorney.


Reasons to Choose Ruben Ortiz
  • Exceptional Track Record of Success
  • Strong & Trusted Advocate for His Clients
  • Fighting for His Clients Since 1998
  • Tens of Thousands of Individuals Represented Before State & Federal Courts
  • Winner of “The Best Lawyer to Get You Out of Trouble” by El Paso’s What’s Up Entertainment Weekly from 2007-2012
  • Awarded Top Lawyer for 2016 & 2017 from The Global Directory of Who's Who

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    He got my case dismissed.

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    - Jorge Medina
    Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future

    “Ruben was super patient with my case and was able to relieve any kind of worry. Got it dismissed when it could have easily ruined my future! Highly recommend!!”

    - David
    Mr. Ortiz was available all the time and would actually listen.

    “Mr. Ortiz got my case dismissed, he was relentless and passionate about my case. I would recommend Mr. Ortiz to anyone, best lawyer in El Paso.”

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    Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with.

    “Mr. Ortiz handled my case in the quickest possible time. Mr. Ortiz is very understanding and a great person to speak with. I am completely satisfied with the outcome of my claim.”

    - G. Gardea
    He worked really hard to get my case dismissed!

    “He worked really hard to get my case dismissed and directly talked to judge to give me more time to come up with restitution fee.”

    - Alejandra Fierro

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