If You Are Accused Of Embezzlement, Hire An Attorney Immediately
Under California law, any time you fraudulently take something that has been entrusted to you but belongs to someone else, you are guilty of embezzlement.
Wait a minute…
Don’t you have to be some sort of high-powered executive to be charged with embezzlement?
Not really. While the media is more likely to cover the really big embezzlement cases, in reality embezzlement charges are being filed against all kinds of people from all walks of life. Even something as seemingly minor as “borrowing” $50 from the petty cash drawer at work for your own use could be charged as embezzlement. As soon as you realize you are being accused of taking any kind of property that was entrusted to you, you can and should contact an embezzlement lawyer in Los Angeles for help.
The Two Most Important Factors In Your Case
When it comes to the outcome of your case and the severity of your penalty, the two most important factors are:
What Did You Embezzle?
The type and worth of the property you allegedly embezzled will have a big impact on the outcome of your case because they determine the type of embezzling charge that may be filed and the penalties that may be enforced. You could be facing anywhere from 6 months to 7 years in jail depending on what was taken and whether it is charged as petty theft, petty theft with a prior, grand theft auto, grand theft firearm, or, in the case of high-value cases, felony grand theft with sentencing enhancements.
How Good is Your Attorney?
No matter what type of charge you may be facing, the skill of your embezzlement attorney in Los Angeles CA will play a huge role in the final outcome of your case.
Embezzlement charges can be extremely complicated. In the case of embezzlement in a business setting, there are often complicated paper trails and financial details to investigate. In other cases the evidence may mainly consist of testimony from the alleged victim. Either way, you need an experienced attorney on the job who knows where to look for evidence, who to talk to, and when it is necessary to hire a trained investigator.
With the right embezzlement lawyer on the job, it may be possible to prove there is insufficient evidence to support the charge, that you were falsely accused, or that you lacked criminal intent. Any of these strategies would provide valid defense.
One Expert Attorney For Embezzlement And All Related Charges
It is by no means unusual for individuals accused of embezzlement to also be accused of other related crimes, such as:
Fortunately, when you hire The Mattern Law Firm as your embezzlement attorney, you can rest assured that any and all related charges will also be addressed in your defense.
Talk to an Embezzlement Attorney in Los Angeles Today
To learn more about how we can help you move past this stressful and upsetting time in your life, please call 310-342-8254 for a free case evaluation outlining the strategy we might use to resolve your case.