White Collar Crimes Defense in Riverside
Embezzlement is one of many types of
white collar crimes that can result in severe penalties. This type of offense is often referred
to as an employee theft, as the majority of these crimes occur between
employees and their employers but could also occur between two spouses
or in any case where funds are being transferred from one person to another.
By definition, embezzlement is the act of taking or withholding money
or other assets for personal gain. If you have been arrested, you need
to contact the firm right away to ensure that you receive outstanding
legal representation for your case.
Understanding the Charges
Under California Penal Code 503 PC, embezzlement is considered a form of
theft, which means conviction for this crime could lead to harsh sentencing.
In order to prove that you are guilty of embezzling funds, the prosecution
must show that you had a relationship with the alleged victim and that
you specifically and knowingly received funds in a fraudulent manner.
It must also be proved that you were trusted to handle money or assets
of the victims. These charges are incredibly serious and prosecutors will
work hard to pursue conviction; therefore, your future depends on the
strength and experience of your defense team.
Enlist a Proven Criminal Defense Team in Riverside
Although you may be feeling frustrated and upset at the situation you are
facing, you can rely on a trusted Riverside criminal defense attorney
to provide you with outstanding legal counsel and aggressive defense for
your case. There are a number of possible defenses against embezzlement
charges, and our team can actively challenge the allegations. We can explore
such defenses as that you either received the funds or property in "good
faith" and you were upfront about taking the property – assuming
that no harm would come from the taking or that you lacked criminal intent.
Of course, there is always the defense of wrong place, wrong time and
that you are being falsely accused and are therefore innocent. Even if
you are "guilty" of embezzling, we can seek lesser charges or
work to have your case dismissed.
It is important that after an arrest you act quickly to retain the representation
you deserve. At Grech & Packer, you can rest assured that your case
will be aggressively handled by one of our highly experienced criminal
defense lawyers. Contact a Riverside embezzlement attorney from our firm
today to enlist the aggressive defense you need and take a few moments
to fill out our
free case evaluation form.