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Embezzlement is one of many types of white collar crimes that can result in severe penalties. This offense is often referred to as employee theft, as the majority occur between employees and their employers. These crimes can also happen 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 and charged for embezzlement, contact the Law Offices of Grech & Packer right away to ensure that you receive outstanding legal representation for your case. When you work with our Riverside embezzlement attorneys, you can retain reliable legal counsel from a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. We know what it takes to win.

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Embezzlement Charges in California

Under California Penal Code 503 PC, embezzlement is considered a form of theft, which means a conviction for this crime could lead to harsh sentencing. 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 fraudulently received funds. It must also be proved that you were trusted to handle the alleged victim’s money or assets. These charges are incredibly serious, and prosecutors will work hard to pursue a conviction; therefore, your future depends on the strength and experience of your defense team.

California Penalties for Embezzlement

In California, embezzlement is a "wobbler" crime. That means that it can either be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony. The level of offense you’re charged with depends on the amount of money you have been accused of embezzling. If the amount is under $950, the crime will likely be treated as a misdemeanor. However, if the amount is more than $950, it will probably be charged as a felony.

The penalties for embezzlement include:

  • Misdemeanor embezzlement: a maximum jail sentence of 364 days and/or a fine of up to $1000
  • Felony embezzlement: a jail sentence of 16 months, 2 years, or 3 years and/or a fine of up to $10,000

If the amount of money involved is less than $50, it may be possible to get the charges dropped to an infraction. In this case, the penalty includes a fine of $250.

Enlist a Proven Defense Team in Riverside, CA

Although you may be feeling frustrated and upset at the situation you are facing, you can rely on our trusted Riverside embezzlement attorneys to provide you with quality legal counsel and aggressive defense. There are a number of possible defenses against embezzlement charges, and our team can effectively challenge the allegations made against you.

It is important that after an arrest, you act quickly to retain the representation you deserve. When you choose the Law Offices of Grech & Packer, you can rest assured that your case can be aggressively handled by one of our highly experienced criminal defense lawyers.

Contact our firm at (951) 291-0105 today to retain the defense you need with our Riverside embezzlement lawyers.

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