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In California, if you are being prosecuted for embezzlement, you could be facing a variety of penalties including jail time, a permanent record, and hefty fines. It can be stressful and scary to have criminal charges pending. You need someone on your side to help you navigate the system; do not let one mistake or blemish on your record effect you for the rest of your life. It can affect potential jobs, your current job, or even renting an apartment. Let Weber Law help you keep your record clean.
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California Embezzlement Charges and Penalties
What is Embezzelement?
Embezzlement is the fraudulent appropriation of property by a person whom it has been entrusted to.
When people hear the word embezzlement, they usually think of a CEO of a big company who gets in trouble for mishandling funds, but in fact, embezzlement can be much simpler than that.
A store employee taking money out of the cash register for her own use, a treasurer of a club taking money out of the club’s bank account to use for personal use, even if they intend to pay it back, and even a banker taking money from their client to use for personal use but telling the client they are investing it.
What is the Punishment?
Embezzlement is punishable by a wide range of penalties, depending on how much money was embezzled. The punishments are charged as grand theft and petty theft.
Petty theft is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000.00, or by imprisonment up to six months, or both.
Grand theft is punishable by imprisonment for up to a year.
Being found guilty of embezzlement can also preclude you from ever holding a public office in the State of California.
If the victim was elderly or a dependent person, it is considered an aggravated offense with an even more serious punishment that can be determined by the judge.
As the sentence can range so widely, it is important to have knowledgeable legal counsel that can fight for the lowest sentence possible. It is possible to get a sentence reduction, but it requires good legal counsel.
Even as a Defendant, you still have Rights! Make sure yours were not violated!
Even as an individual facing criminal charges, you have rights, and it is important to know those rights and make sure that they were not violated in any way when you were arrested or charged. Without extensive knowledge of your rights when it comes to police searches, Miranda rights, and your rights when it comes to arrest, it is extremely difficult to get a dismissal or reduction. Do not try to fight these charges on your own—Weber Law is ready to help you today.
Contact Weber Law immediately if you’ve been arrested on an embezzlement charge. We offer a free confidential case evaluation – serving Los Angeles and the surrounding areas.
What should you do if you have been charged with Embezzlement and how can Weber Law help you?
It can be scary and nerve wracking to have criminal charges on your record. It can also be intimidating to face the court system for potential felony charges. If you are being prosecuted for embezzlement in California, no matter the circumstances, there are a few ways that Weber Law can fight for you. Our experienced team is comfortable looking at evidence, negotiating potential plea agreements, and defending you in court. There are ways to fight the charge of embezzlement, including not knowing the money was not from your account or accidently using public property privately. Weber Law can help lower the charge to a lesser crime, lowering your sentence for less jail time, lowering your fine amount, or representing you at trial. Do not face these charges alone, let Weber Law work for you. By looking at potential evidence such as video surveillance, your criminal record, and potential eye witness testimony, Weber Law will make sure to look at all the details of your case. At Weber Law we are experienced in defending these charges, winning these cases, and creating an outcome you can be happy with. An outcome that will allow you to live a life free of a criminal charge. Being convicted of embezzlement can have impacts on the rest of your life, let Weber Law help you navigate the criminal justice system. The court room can be a very intimidating place, let Weber Law do the work for you. If you or someone you know has been charged with embezzlement in the state of California, contact Weber Law today for a consultation.
CA Penal Code § 503, Definition
CA Penal Code § 506, Person controlling or entrusted with property of another; misappropriations; payment of laborers and materialmen as use of contract price
CA Penal Code § 514, Punishment; determination of value; defalcation of public funds; disenfranchisement
CA Penal Code § 515, Felony convictions; aggravating circumstances; elder or dependent person victims
CA Penal Code § 1170, Determinate sentencing
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