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Can I Seal My Arrest Record for Embezzlement in California?

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.

Embezzlement Conviction

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 years for felony embezzlement.

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.