Strong Defense Against Embezzlement Charges
Embezzlement occurs when someone who controls, but does not own, money or property takes it for his or her use. Typically, embezzlement charges occur in the context of employee-employer relationships. Sometimes referred to as employee theft, embezzlement can be charged under embezzlement, theft and/or burglary statutes in California.
If you are under investigation or have already been charged with embezzlement or a related charge, call attorney Candice Fields in Sacramento to schedule a consultation.
Is It Possible To Keep Your Case Out Of Court?
Cases involving stealing from company funds or products often come about due to misunderstandings. For example, embezzlement accusations can stem from a loan from your employer. The terms of the loan may not be clearly understood resulting in you as the employee not immediately paying back the money the employer feels they are owed.
If at all possible, the best way to handle accusations of embezzlement is to resolve the situation privately before you are prosecuted criminally. The fact that there is repayment of the embezzled money can:
- Convince the prosecutor not to charge you
- Help to get your charges dismissed
- Result in a “civil compromise”
- Mitigate and reduce the punishment if criminal charges are filed against you
Proactive Representation Focused On Protecting Your Freedom
By approaching these matters proactively, Candice Fields has on many occasions resolved such disputes by communicating early and directly with the affected parties. Informal resolution is only possible due to her experience and skill in negotiating with businesses and professionals.
Client Testimonial: Grand Theft/Embezzlement — Outcome: No incarceration
“I don’t know where to begin. Candice is an amazing person. She never passed judgment, always had my back and always comforted me throughout the crazy process. I know she was doing her job, yet I know she did more than being my attorney. She was/is my friend. I can’t even express my gratitude for everything she did. All I can say is thank you.”