Orange County Embezzlement Lawyer


Embezzlement is a “white collar” crime that happens principally in corporations, financial institutions, and government agency settings. Penalties depend on the amount embezzled and other circumstances, but jail or prison is probable if you are convicted of embezzling a large sum. Embezzlement can be direct theft, misappropriation, or the falsification of financial documents to obtain funds illegally. Embezzlement can also be a state or federal crime depending on the circumstances and the victim. If you are charged with embezzlement in southern California, contact experienced Orange County embezzlement lawyer Simon Budhwani, Esq. immediately. Our lawyers have the legal skills and experience that you need, and we’ll work aggressively for justice on your behalf.


Embezzlement in California is punished under California Penal Code 503 as either grand theft or petty theft depending on the value and type of property that is embezzled. If the property is worth more than $950, is an automobile, or is a firearm, then embezzlement is grand theft and may be charged as either a misdemeanor or as a felony. Misdemeanor grand theft embezzlement is punishable by a year in jail; felony grand theft embezzlement is punishable by up to 3 years in prison. When the property stolen is worth less than $950, the charge is petty theft embezzlement, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail.


When a mistake or a misunderstanding leads to an embezzlement charge against someone who did not knowingly or intentionally commit embezzlement, experienced Orange County embezzlement lawyer Simon Budhwani, Esq. can explain the misunderstanding and work to clear you of the charge. In the worst situation – the evidence against you is undeniable, and you’re convicted – we will fight for reduced or alternative sentencing on your behalf. If you face any embezzlement charge in southern California, call, experienced Orange County embezzlement lawyer, Simon Budhwani, Esq. immediately at 714-249-2788 or email us today at: [email protected]