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Have you been arrested and charged, or are under investigation, for a crime of fraud or embezzlement? If so, you know that you are facing very serious consequences, and should immediately retain the services of an experienced and trustworthy Laguna Hills fraud and embezzlement attorney to handle your case. At the Alan Castillo - Attorney at Law, my firm has been dealing with these types of cases for more than two decades, and is well-prepared to defend you. Contact me online today to learn more.

What Is Fraud & Embezzlement?

Fraud occurs when one individual deliberately deceives another in order to damage them, such as illegally obtaining their property or services. Embezzlement involves the theft or larceny of assets by an individual who has been placed in a position of trust over them. Fraud and embezzlement are often referred to as "white collar crimes," which refer to financially motivated offenses that are less-visible to the public at large.

However, they are still considered crimes of theft, and finding yourself charged with one is an extremely serious situation. You could be looking at the possibility of jail or prison time, fines, the loss of any professional licenses you may have, and a major blow to your professional reputation and career.

Have you been charged with one of the following?

  • Tax evasion
  • Credit card fraud
  • Check fraud
  • Insurance fraud
  • Securities fraud
  • Telemarketing fraud
  • Mail fraud
  • Wire fraud
  • Identity theft
  • Embezzlement

Is Embezzlement a Felony?

Since embezzlement is a crime of theft it can be charged both as a felony or as a misdemeanor. Which crime you will be charged with comes down to how much money was allegedly taken. Generally, an embezzlement crime is considered a misdemeanor if the value of the money taken was less than $100. Punishments for this crime can include a fine up to $1,000 and/or up to a year in jail.

Embezzlement crimes where more than $100 was taken are considered felony crimes. Like all felony charges, the punishments for this crime are considerably more severe and can include a fine up to $50,000 or up to three times the amount value taken (whichever is higher) and/or up to 20 years in prison.

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Fraud and embezzlement charges should not be taken lightly. Even first-time offenders with no prior criminal record face the possibility of a prison sentence. If you find yourself in such a situation, get the Orange County fraud and embezzlement lawyer you need to protect your rights and fight the charges every step of the way.

Call my firm now at 949.234.6525 and schedule your free consultation!

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