The term embezzlement signifies misappropriation of another party’s funds (money or property) by a trusted individual and continuing to conceal the fact that he or she converted those funds for his or her personal gain. It is important to note that embezzlement differs from larceny in the fact that in larceny cases, the property of another individual is taken away with no intent of returning it. Embezzlement, on the other hand, entails an individual who has lawfully possessed the property before he or she has misappropriated the property.
Prosecution against an individual who has committed embezzlement can vary based on whether the criminal has embezzled small or large amounts of funds. Specifically, embezzlement is deemed a white-collar crime in California and can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony.
It is common that although an individual was not directly involved in the act of embezzlement, he or she may still be identified as helping the embezzlement solely by being present or being informed about the organization or company. Additionally, consequences for embezzlement can range in severity based on the extent of the accused embezzlement as well as the person’s intent. If the accused pleads guilty and accepts culpability, the court may assign probation and community service and minimize his or her prison sentence.
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Pride Legal has had extensive experience in defending individuals against charges of embezzlement in Los Angeles. A skilled defense is what you need in order to dismiss your case before it even reaches trial. A considerable amount of research and discovery of facts must be collected in order to defend you from any charges. By conducting thorough research, interviewing witnesses, and analyzing the company’s framework, Pride Legal can uncover a complex legal charge. Overall, a LGBT attorney at Pride Legal will aggressively defend your embezzlement case. We collaborate with courts in order to seek alternatives to imprisonment and are often able to gain either reduced sentences, or in some cases, even no jail time at all.
If you are facing embezzlement charges, contact a California Gay and Lesbian Embezzlement Defense Attorney through Pride Legal today.