Los Angeles Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
What’s the Difference Between Embezzlement & Theft in California?
The major difference between embezzlement and larceny or theft is that the accused embezzler is entrusted with the control of the money or property that allegedly was stolen. Embezzlement may also involve intricate cover-up strategies designed to divert accountability if the primary offender or offenders are caught.
Embezzlement is the abuse of confidence or trust in a relationship between two people where one party steals funds or properties which have been entrusted to them. These charges often involve the allegation that an employee took company money during the performance of his or her job. An embezzlement charge can range in severity from stealing cash from a company’s register to a CEO rerouting funds from the company’s bank accounts to his or her own private account.
Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel Embezzlement Legal Counsel
It is crucial to your embezzlement case that we develop an early strategy for your defense. We focus our research on investigation and interviews to ensure a complete understanding of every aspect of the charges against you, including the prosecutor’s understanding of the case. Casting doubt in the determination of your guilt can often result in the charges often being reduced or dismissed.
Our defense tactics may include:
- Proving insufficient evidence
- Proving factual innocence
- Proving true ownership by the accused of money or property in question
- Proving the lack of any such relationship of trust
- Proving the actions of the accused were consistent with their understood responsibilities
If you have been charged with embezzlement, reach out to a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney at Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel today at (818) 797-9212.