Your reputation, career, and freedom can quickly be jeopardized by allegations of fraud or embezzlement, even when the allegations lack merit. In cases involving embezzlement, fraud and other white collar crimes in San Bernardino and Riverside, early intervention by a veteran criminal defense lawyer can mean the difference between paying restitution for the offense and spending years in prison.
San Bernardino and Riverside Criminal Defense Lawyers
As former Riverside County prosecutors with more than 50 years of criminal law experience, we recognize the strategies prosecutors use to obtain convictions. Our law firm combats these strategies with meticulous investigation and thorough analysis of the facts. When negotiating with the district attorney, we emphasize the inconsistencies in the evidence and the weaknesses in their case. Depending on the circumstances, the charges could get reduced, or the entire case could get dropped before charges are formally filed.
Embezzlement Penalties, Fines, and Prison Sentences
Under California law, embezzlement is considered a theft crime with the added elements of intent to defraud and a relationship of trust. Therefore, to challenge embezzlement charges, it is necessary to demonstrate a lack of criminal intent to defraud and/or the absence of the relationship of trust.
A conviction for embezzlement can result in serious criminal penalties, including fines, a prison sentence and other consequences. Additionally, if the property embezzled exceeds $65,000, a prison term will most likely be required.
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Greenberg & Greenberg has the necessary resources to challenge the massive amounts of paper trail evidence, wiretap evidence, and any other physical evidence the prosecution may have against you.
For effective, experienced San Bernardino and Riverside criminal defense on your side, contact Greenberg & Greenberg in Riverside, California to schedule a free initial consultation.