Accused of Embezzlement?
Experienced San Diego White Collar Crimes Attorneys
Embezzlement is the criminal act of taking financial resources from one's
employer, an organization of any kind, or any kind of company. Unlike
typical theft, a person who engages in embezzlement will have an association
with the victim in either a professional or financial manner. Typically,
the person accused of embezzlement is someone who can access the financial
records of the company that employs them.
Embezzlement is a very serious
white collar crime in the state of California, and is prosecuted vigorously. It can affect
your job, your finances and your liberties, which is why you need to call the
San Diego criminal defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC today.
Penalties for Embezzlement
Embezzlement is what is known as a "wobbler," which means it
can be tried as either a felony or misdemeanor depending on the situation.
If you are a public employee, embezzlement is a felony. In other scenarios,
the classification depends on how much has been embezzled. When the property
is less than $950, it is petty theft, which is a misdemeanor. However,
if the property stolen is worth in excess of $950, it is considered grand
theft, a crime prosecuted as a felony.
Additionally, the recently passed Proposition 47 may affect how embezzlement
crimes are prosecuted in California. Talk to an attorney today to receive
Aggressive Defense in San Diego County
At The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC, our San Diego attorneys
have decades of experience in the area of criminal defense. Our firm is
proud to say that our advocacy in and out of court has led to numerous
successful outcomes for our clients. We have earned numerous accolades
over the years for our work, including:
San Diego Daily Transcript Top Attorney
- San Diego Business Journal "Best of the Bar"
- Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Ratings
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free case evaluation, call (619) 268-4682 today!