Embezzlement Defense Lawyers in Los Angeles

Law Advocate Group, LLP’s Embezzlement Defense Lawyers are capable of building a strong legal defense to help you defend against these charges. With experience in embezzlement defense, our lawyers will analyze the details of your case with you, and find the facts necessary to help you build a strong legal defense.

What Is Embezzlement? California law defines embezzlement as the “fraudulent appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted.” (Pen. Code, § 503; People v. Floyd (1926) 78 Cal.App. 11 [247 P. 917].)

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Unlike other forms of theft, the defendant obtains possession of property lawfully and forms an intent to steal after that possession has occurred. (People v. Swanson (1959) 174 Cal.App.2d 453 [344 P.2d 832].)The offense has been judicially defined broadly to include the diversion of property from the purpose for which it was entrusted to another use by the person to whom it was entrusted. (People v. Shearer (1904) 143 Cal. 66 [76 P. 813]; People v. Jackson (1987) 193 Cal.App.3d 393 [238 Cal.Rptr. 327].)Separate statutes have specifically enumerated trust relationships included within the ambit of the prohibition. (See Pen. Code, § 504 et seq., including personal property under lease or purchase contract (§ 504a); sale of property which is security for a debt (§ 504b); property held by a transport carrier (§ 505); property held by a banker, merchant, broker, attorney, agent, or assignee in trust (§ 506); delinquent account collectors (§ 506a); property held pursuant to real property sales contracts (§ 506b); property entrusted to bailees, tenants, lodgers, or with power of attorney (§ 507); clerks, agents, or servants (§ 508).
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Elements of Embezzlement Crimes

What Are Elements of Embezzlement? Embezzlement includes the following elements: (1) the property embezzled belongs to the victim, and (2) at the time of the embezzlement is in the lawful possession of the defendant, who (3) was acting as agent, bailee, trustee, servant, or employee of the victim, and who (4) diverted or appropriated the property in violation of a trust or fiduciary obligation with (5) the intent to unlawfully deprive the victim of the property or preclude use for its intended purpose.

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Embezzlement & Other White-Collar Crimes
Embezzlement defense is one of our specialties at Law Advocate Group. Our defense lawyers are trained in white-collar crimes such as forgery, bribery, extortion, and internet fraud as well.
Law Advocate Group, LLP Embezzlement Defense Lawyers have years of Courtroom Experience.

Our Embezzlement Defense Lawyers are based in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles where our lawyers have acquired over 80 years of combined experience in legal representation. Our skills and knowledge are a top resource for our clients that has been recognized by industry peers and judges. If you have a criminal matter specifically involving White-collar crime, including Embezzlement, please take a moment to fill out the form below so that we may get in contact with you.

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