Embezzlement Defense Attorney
(805) 994-0560 for Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation in Ventura, CA
Embezzlement is considered a different type of property
theft. The offense occurs when an individual – who has been entrusted
to manage or monitor another person’s money or property –
steals all or a portion of the money or property for personal gain.
If you were recently arrested or accused of embezzlement, it is imperative
to obtain qualified legal counsel from a criminal defense lawyer. At
The Law Offices of Jarrod M. Wilfert, our
Ventura white collar crime attorneys have a comprehensive understanding of California theft laws to help you
navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Embezzlement can happen in various circumstances. In California, penalties
for the offense is determined by the type or value of the property, or
the amount of money which was stolen.
Money or property worth less than $950 is considered a misdemeanor, punishable
by a jail sentence of up to six months and a maximum fine of $1,000. However,
if the money or property is worth less than $50, it is considered an infraction
that is punishable by maximum fine of $250.
Money or property worth more than $950 is considered grand theft, which
is punishable by either a maximum jail sentence of one year or a prison
sentence of 16 months, two, or three years. However, if an offender was
convicted during the same criminal trial of two or more felonies involving
embezzlement or fraud – which in combination caused the loss of
more than $100,000 to another person – he or she is subject to a
“white collar enhancement,” adding up to five years of prison
time in addition to the original sentence.
Let Our Ventura Criminal Defense Lawyer Start Your Case Today
Our legal team can conduct an investigation into your arrest and gather
evidence to develop an effective and personalized defense strategy just
for you. With more than a decade of experience, we know what it takes
to obtain the most favorable outcome possible and get your life back on track.
Contact us and request a
free consultation today.