Fighting Embezzlement Charges

Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Modesto

Embezzlement is a serious criminal offense. If you are convicted, you face tough legal consequences and may have to deal with lasting social stigma. It is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible to help avoid a guilty verdict.

The Law Offices of Mark Girdner in Modesto, CA, has helped numerous clients in their embezzlement cases. Our friendly attorneys are on standby around the clock to provide assistance when you need it most.

Call us at (209) 326-1533 to schedule your free initial case consultation.

Serious Criminal Consequences

If you have been accused of stealing from your employer, altering receipts or invoices to cover up a theft, or using your employer’s credit card without permission, you could be convicted for embezzlement. Depending upon the value of the property you are accused of stealing, you could even be charged with a felony offense, which leads to even more serious penalties.

Possible penalties for embezzlement convictions:

  • Six months in county jail for misdemeanor petty theft
  • One year in county jail for misdemeanor grand theft embezzlement
  • Three years in county jail for felony grand theft embezzlement

Misdemeanor embezzlement involves stolen property valued at less than $950, while a felony grand theft embezzlement occurs when the property taken is valued at more than $950, and includes automobiles or firearms.

24/7 Legal Availability

The Law Offices of Mark Girdner can investigate the circumstances of your case to determine the best options for reducing or dismissing the charges. Attorney Mark Girdner can walk you through every step of the process and fight hard to defend your rights in criminal court. As a former deputy district attorney, his experience as a prosecutor enables him to anticipate and undermine the arguments of the prosecution. He fights with diligence in the courtroom and handles each case with meticulous detail.

If you have been charged with embezzlement, contact us immediately to discuss your options.