Posted on October 7, 2018
Expunging Your California Embezzlement Conviction
Have you been convicted of embezzlement in California? Contact the Law Offices of John D. Rogers today to discuss your options of expunging your record with an experienced Orange County expungement attorney. We handle expungement petitions all throughout southern California including Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Santa Barbara.
In California, embezzlement is a theft crime charged under penal code 503 pc making it a crime to fraudulently convert money of another for personal benefit after holding an entrusted position. It may be charged a felony or misdemeanor depending on certain aggravating factors and your prior criminal history.
Embezzlement is a crime eligible for expungement under penal code 1203.4 so long as you did not serve time in state prison; you have completed your probation; paid all outstanding fines and fees. If your expungement petition is granted, it will release you from all penalties and disabilities resulting from your conviction. If you suffer from a probation violation, it transposes your petition to become discretionary. Consequently, the judge will require you to file an affidavit explaining the reason(s) why you should be granted this remedy.
For those who have been convicted of felony embezzlement, you may be eligible to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor conjointly with your expungement petition. Call us today to speak with an Orange County criminal lawyer about clearing your record and moving forward with your life.