Case of Embezzlement in Roseville, CA

At the Jess C. Bedore III Law Offices, our lawyers have defended numerous clients against charges of embezzlement. Roseville, CA clients can attest to our record of success. Embezzlement is a very serious felony that can result in either a state or federal prison sentence, depending on the context of the supposed crime. Despite the large amounts of money our clients may have allegedly embezzled, we have never had a client go to prison for this offense.

Contact the Law Offices of Jess C. Bedore III if you have been charged or think you may soon be charged with embezzlement. Call toll-free at 888-319-0305 for an initial consultation.

Our First Strategy: Restitution

An embezzlement attorney will first have clients return any embezzled funds, in return for penalty and/or charge reduction in their case. We have found restitution to be a particularly effective strategy, as it provides us with a bargaining chip to use with the prosecutor. Even when it is not possible to return the entire amount, we have been successful at having charges reduced or even dismissed after a client has begun repayment.

We have also defended clients by demonstrating lack of knowledge of their crimes as well as lack of fiduciary relationship between the accused and the employer. To be legally defined as embezzlement, employee theft must conform to a complex definition; we have often been able to show that the employee's actions did not fit into this strict box.

Clients in Embezzlement Cases

We have defended a wide range of clients against embezzlement charges, including:

  • Retail store clerks
  • Bookkeepers and accountants
  • Fiduciaries
  • Executive secretaries
  • Professionals such as accountants

For the most part, it is large corporations, small family businesses and non-profits that have employed these clients. Our clients have been charged with stealing from cash registers, operating schemes to sell merchandise at a discount, theft of company property, diverting funds, and creating false vendor records. Although embezzlement is known as a white-collar crime, these charges are not limited to corporate executives — anyone entrusted with funds can be accused.

Our defense attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience in Sacramento, Rocklin, Lincoln, and throughout Northern California. Contact the Jess C. Bedore III Law Offices if you have been charged or think you may be charged with embezzlement. Roseville, CA residents can call us toll-free at 888-319-0305 for an initial consultation.