Embezzlement is the crime of taking money that has been entrusted to you, but isn’t yours. It can be as little as few dollars taken from a cash register, or the misappropriation of large sums of money through intricate schemes. It also refers to the act of converting items belonging to another for one’s own use, including physical assets.
If you have been charged with embezzlement, a federal criminal defense lawyer can review your case and the legal options available to you under California state law. It is important to have a thorough understanding of the charges against you so that you can make informed decisions regarding your defense.
McLane, Bednarski & Litt, LLP is a skilled criminal defense law firm with over 60 years of combined litigation experience. Our firm will keep you up to date on legal proceedings pertaining to your case and ensure that your rights are protected at all times during this difficult period.
Embezzlement is theft by fraud. It is often referred to as a white collar crime because it does not involve physical violence. There are many different forms of embezzlement, usually involving some manner of falsification of documents and records. Types of embezzlement include:
An embezzlement conviction can result in jail time, fines and restitution. Even being charged with embezzlement can have dangerous consequences. These can be complex cases requiring competent legal representation from a qualified attorney. If you are under investigation for embezzlement, or have been charged with this crime, you need immediate legal representation.
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