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 Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, 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 more information.
Aggressive Defense in San Diego County
At The Law Offices of Top Criminal Defense Law Firms, 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
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