Theft and Fraud Lawyer Allen Sawyer
California Embezzlement Defense Lawyer
Attorney Allen Sawyer specializes in serious criminal defense law, including embezzlement, in Stockton, Sacramento, and Northern California.
Typically considered a white-collar crime, embezzlement is a crime of theft and fraud that specifically breaches a relationship of trust. Embezzlement convictions can carry serious penalties, and even the charges of embezzlement can have a lasting negative impact on a person’s reputation and future. If you’ve been accused of embezzlement, your first action should be to contact an embezzlement defense lawyer to help you understand your rights. The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer can provide an experienced embezzlement defense lawyer to help you navigate the best approach to resolving the charges against you.
In the state of California, embezzlement charges fall under one of two classifications, depending on the circumstances of the case and your criminal history:
- Petty Theft Embezzlement Charge: Petty theft is considered a misdemeanor, which brings lower penalties.
- You are accused of embezzling property worth $950 or less.
- Grand Theft Embezzlement Charge: Although sometimes treated as a misdemeanor in less grave cases, grand theft charges are often determined to be felonies which, in the case of convictions, bring serious penalties.
- You are accused of embezzling property worth more than $950 or the embezzled property involves an automobile or firearm.
Having an experienced embezzlement defense lawyer on your side can result in the reduction or dismissal of the charges against you. Contact the Law Offices of Allen Sawyer to secure a knowledgeable embezzlement defense lawyer who is ready to fight for the best possible outcome.
Effective Defense Against Embezzlement Charges
An embezzlement conviction can result in steep fines and prison time. The specific penalties for embezzlement vary widely and will depend upon the classification of the charges (felony or misdemeanor), the circumstances of your case (mitigating or aggravating) and such factors as your criminal history. The repercussions of a conviction can extend beyond the scope of the immediate penalties and have a long-term negative impact on your future.
Acquiring an aggressive embezzlement defense lawyer can mean the difference between receiving severe penalties or a dismissal of all charges. The Law Offices of Allen Sawyer will provide an expert embezzlement defense lawyer who will prepare a strategy tailored to your specific case, with the aim of avoiding jail time entirely and securing the most lenient penalties possible.
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Unrivaled Embezzlement Defense
Your first best defensive strategy is the acquisition of an experienced embezzlement defense attorney who can intervene in the earliest stages of your case. Contact the Law Offices of Allen Sawyer to secure an embezzlement defense lawyer ready to negotiate on your behalf: an out-of-court settlement is possible when early action is taken.
If embezzlement charges have already been filed against you, an embezzlement defense lawyer from the Law Offices of Allen Sawyer will take on the complexities of the case with an expert approach that seeks to augment mitigating circumstances while reducing the negative impact of aggravating circumstances.
With his background as a prosecuting attorney, Allen Sawyer brings his knowledge of the other side to anticipate and defend against the prosecution. As your embezzlement defense lawyer, attorney Allen Sawyer understands the specific elements of an embezzlement charge that the prosecution will need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, and will utilize his expertise as a California criminal defense attorney to closely examine your case and provide an aggressive defense.