Los Angeles Embezzlement Attorney
Arrested for Embezzlement in Los Angeles, CA?
Embezzlement is a theft crime which involves the act of permanently appropriating
assets or money by a person to whom they have been temporarily entrusted.
In defending embezzlement charges, early intervention by an experienced
and skilled defense lawyer is essential in order to avoid a criminal conviction
or even preventing formal charges from ever being filed. A qualified defense
lawyer may be able to work out a settlement to avoid criminal proceedings
Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer Robert M. Bernstein has defended numerous
clients accused of embezzlement. These charges may be complex and sophisticated
because of the complicated transactions and amount of physical evidence,
but Attorney Bernstein and his team are experienced and well equipped
to handle such matters. By being thorough and careful from the initial
evaluation and then in his full investigation of your case, Attorney Bernstein
will develop a defense strategy that will help serve to obtain the best
possible results for a client in their case.
Also referred to as “employee theft” or “employee fraud”,
embezzlement occurs when an employee illegally transfers, uses or appropriates
money or property for their personal use. An accountant, manager, CEO
or any employee may be accused of this crime. Once an accusation is made,
an audit will typically be conducted, and the employer may try to withhold
the wages of the employee accused of embezzlement. If your employer has
said that they suspect you of embezzlement it is essential that you consult
a criminal defense attorney in order to explore your best options and
Los Angeles Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
A criminal conviction for embezzlement may include a prison sentence of
3 years or more, along with fines and other penalties. If the amount of
loss is in excess of $50,000 or if the embezzlement occurred through numerous
transactions the penalties and prison sentences may be much higher. This
all may be avoided when an experienced and aggressive criminal defense
lawyer takes on the case, crafting the correct defense strategy to obtain
the best possible results for their client. It may be that the best resolution
for all parties involved is an out of court settlement or repayment plan
– and this will help avoid the media attention and criminal penalties
an embezzlement conviction may cause.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Robert M. Bernstein is highly qualified
and experienced to help individuals facing embezzlement accusations or
charges throughout California. His dedication to his clients and his hard
work in criminal defense has earned him the reputation of Los Angeles
County’s premiere criminal defense attorney.