Embezzlement in California
Under Investigation for Embezzlement?
If you are accused of embezzlement in California, you are facing serious
consequences. Not only does this type of
white collar crime conviction result in prison time and fines, but also permanent damage
to your personal and professional reputation. Having an embezzlement conviction
on your criminal record can make it extremely difficult to obtain or maintain
Campbell Whitten, we are dedicated to protecting the rights and futures of all our clients.
criminal defense lawyers can review your case and figure out all of your available legal
options in order to get your case dismissed entirely or your charges reduced.
How Embezzlement is Punished in CA
Embezzlement is a type of property theft that occurs when a person who
was entrusted to manage or monitor another individual’s money or
property steals all or a portion of it for personal gain. The main factor
in any embezzlement case is that the defendant had legal access to someone
else’s money or property, but not legal ownership.
In California, embezzlement is punished based on the type or value of the
property, or the amount of money stolen. If the property is worth more
than $50 and less than $950, the defendant is subject to a misdemeanor
conviction that punishable by a maximum prison sentence of six months
and a fine of up to $1,000.
On the other hand, if the property is worth more than $950, then it can
be either a misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances of a
crime. A misdemeanor conviction is punishable by a maximum jail sentence
of one year, while a felony conviction results in a prison sentence of
16 months, two years, or three years.
Embezzling public money is also considered a felony, in which the defendant
is subject to increased fines and penalties. This can include repayment
of stolen funds or property, as well as a prison sentence of two and four years.
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