California Embezzlement Defense Attorney

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Embezzlement is a type of property theft which occurs when someone who was trusted to manage or monitor another party’s money or property steals all or part of that money or property for their own personal gain. This type of white collar crime is associated with severe penalties, which is why it is imperative to obtain legal representation from an experienced and skilled criminal defense attorney.

At Jay Jaffe A Professional Corporation, I have been defending the rights of my clients for more than 40 years. Since I am a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law (California Board of Legal Specialization), I possess the extensive knowledge of state laws and court proceedings to help determine your legal options and fight for the most favorable outcome.

Embezzlement Penalties

In California, embezzlement is punished based on the type or value of the property, or the amount of money which was stolen. Embezzlement of property worth less than $950 is considered a misdemeanor, punishable by a maximum jail sentence of six months and a fine of up to $1,000.

If the embezzlement of property, money, or services were worth more than $950, it is considered a grand theft. This type of conviction carries either a maximum jail sentence of one year or a state prison sentence of 16 months, two, or three years.

The penalties may increase due to the following aggravating circumstances:

  • Embezzling public money
  • Committed prior embezzlement or fraud crimes
  • Embezzling elder or dependent individuals

Let’s Start Your Case Defense Today!

I understand that sometimes people are charged with embezzlement due to false accusations. I can conduct a thorough investigation and properly evaluate all of the evidence to determine any weaknesses and inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case. Do not hesitate to let me protect your rights, reputation, and freedom immediately.

Contact my firm and request an initial consultation today.