Los Angeles Embezzlement Attorney
Helping Residents of Los Angeles Defend against Criminal Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement is a very serious theft offense in the State of California. If you are ultimately convicted, you can be sentenced to jail time, fines, and other serious penalties. If you are facing a criminal theft charge, you need an experienced Los Angeles embezzlement lawyer at Anand Law Group, P.C., on your side. We will explain all of your legal options to you in clear terms and help you pursue the result that you need.
When it comes to proving that you are guilty of embezzlement in Los Angeles, the onus is on the state prosecutor. Specifically, he or she must show that someone entrusted money or property to you, that you used or fraudulently converted the property for your own benefit, and/or that you specifically intended to deprive the true owner of the benefit or use of the property.
Depending upon the amount at issue, the State may charge the defendant with grand theft (in excess of $950) or petty theft. Grand theft can be either a misdemeanor or a felony offense. If it’s a misdemeanor, you could be incarcerated for a maximum of one year. For felony grand theft, you could serve much lengthier sentence.
At Anand Law Group, P.C., we can help you fight your embezzlement charge by defending you in court or trying to negotiate a favorable plea deal on your behalf. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Los Angeles embezzlement attorney who will passionately advocate on your behalf, please contact us online today.