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Financial Exploitation of an Elderly Person 1st Degree

Financial exploitation of the elderly is a serious crime in Alabama, with potential for severe consequences. The state’s laws, including Code of Alabama (1975) §§ 13A-6-195, 13A-6-196, and 13A-6-197, categorize this offense into three degrees: first, second, and third. Each degree is determined by the nature of the offense and the amount of money or value of assets involved. Call an experienced Birmingham Alabama elder abuse lawyer today!

First-degree financial exploitation of the elderly, as defined by Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-6-195, is the most serious level of this crime. It involves the illegal or improper use of an elderly person’s funds, assets, or property, where the value of the exploited resources exceeds $2,500. This charge is considered a Class B felony and may result in a prison sentence of 2 to 20 years.

Second-degree financial exploitation, detailed in Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-6-196, is a Class C felony. It occurs when the value of the exploited assets ranges between $500 and $2,500. A conviction for this degree may result in a prison sentence of 1 to 10 years, along with potential fines and restitution requirements.

Third-degree financial exploitation, according to Code of Alabama (1975) § 13A-6-197, involves the misuse of an elderly person’s resources valued under $500. It is a Class A misdemeanor, carrying a potential prison sentence of up to one year, along with fines and potential restitution.

Despite their differences, all three degrees of financial exploitation of the elderly are serious charges. They can leave a lasting impact on an individual’s criminal record, potentially affecting future employment opportunities, housing applications, and more.

An experienced Birmingham Alabama elder abuse lawyer from The Stoves Law Firm has plenty of experience in such cases and can be instrumental in navigating the complexities of the legal system. We can provide valuable counsel, develop a strong defense strategy, and advocate for the accused’s rights throughout the legal process.

We can also help interpret the various laws and regulations that govern these charges. They can explain how the law applies to a particular case and possibly uncover avenues for defense that may not be evident to someone unfamiliar with the legal system.

While facing charges of financial exploitation of the elderly, it is crucial to have a defense attorney who can challenge the prosecution’s evidence, question their strategies, and present a compelling case on your behalf.

The Stoves Law Firm, P.C. is committed to providing robust defense services for individuals facing charges of financial exploitation of the elderly. With a thorough understanding of Alabama’s laws and a dedication to preserving the rights of our clients, we strive to achieve the best possible outcome for each case we handle.

If you were recently charged with financial exploitation of an elderly person, there is a lot on the line, and it’s important you find a Birmingham defense attorney who will take your case as seriously as you do. At the Stoves Law Firm, P.C., Attorney Jason Stoves has successfully handled cases both in Birmingham and throughout Northern Alabama. We take pride in protecting your rights and ensuring that your case has as little impact on your future as possible. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation today, call the Stoves Law Firm, P.C. at (205) 823-7233, or you can connect with us through our secure online contact form. We understand the gravity of your situation, and we’re ready to help you navigate this challenging time. Call an experienced Birmingham Alabama elder abuse lawyer today!

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