Section 503 of the California Penal Code defines embezzlement as the “fraudulent
appropriation of property by a person to whom it has been entrusted.”
At the Law Office of Ivan O.B. Morse, we have handled numerous cases involving
people who have been arrested for embezzlement. Often, these charges arise
over employment situations. When we contact the employer and find out
they just want to be reimbursed for a loss, we will generally try to work
out an arrangement to repay the employer.
Were you arrested for embezzlement but never convicted for the crime you
were accused of committing? If this is the case, your arrest will show
up on your permanent criminal record for the rest of your life. This means
that employers, landlords, and banks will all be able to see your arrest
if they choose to perform a background check on you when you try to get
a job, housing, or a credit card. Even if your case was dismissed, the
charges filed against you will still be visible on your permanent criminal
record. Having this information on your permanent record can have a major
impact on your personal life and your ability to earn a living.
In the state of California, it is possible to have your arrest record for
embezzlement sealed by the court. The Consumer Arrest Record Equity (CARE)
Act offers help for people who were arrested but not convicted of a crime.
If you want to have your record sealed, you will need to meet the following criteria:
- You were never convicted for your embezzlement charge
- You have successfully completed a post-plea deferred entry of judgment
- Your embezzlement charge has been dismissed
- Your embezzlement charge is in eligible to be refiled because the statute
of limitations has expired
In California, the statute of limitations for
misdemeanor embezzlement is generally one year from the date of the offense and three
Call Our Criminal Defense Lawyers Today
If you have been arrested for embezzlement, you are entitled to have your
arrest record sealed as a matter of right, so long as you do not evade
prosecution. Our legal team is composed of the top
criminal defense attorneys in Dublin, and we have the skills and resources you need to get your arrest record
sealed. Let us fight for your rights.
Do not let your embezzlement arrest remain on your permanent record. Get
legal assistance today.
Contact us to schedule your free case evaluation with our Dublin criminal defense
attorneys. We are prepared to help you restore your reputation.