Embezzling money involves misappropriating funds that are placed in your care but owned by another party. For a theft to be considered embezzlement, the original illegal acquisition of funds must not have been as a result of a trespassing. Embezzlement cases are unique because the individual who illegally obtained the money for his or her own gain had the right to access the money. If you have been charged with embezzlement, it is important to contact a qualified and aggressive criminal defense lawyer. A conviction on embezzlement charges can result in jail terms of up to five years.


Sometimes simply referred to as “theft by deception,” fraud entails the deliberate act of deceiving a party for monetary gain or to receive property or services unjustly. Fraud can take many forms, including credit card fraud, insurance fraud, health care fraud, real estate fraud, marriage fraud, and forgery. If you or a loved one has been charged with fraud and is facing jail time, retaining a Los Angeles white collar criminal defense lawyer is your best option, do not hesitate to contact, The FIRM LA.


Money laundering, simply defined, is any financial transaction that results in an asset as a result of criminal activity. The state of California states that any person who conducts or attempts to conduct a transaction through one or more financial institutions with the specific intention of promoting criminal activity, or knowing that finances are the proceeds of criminal activity, is guilty of the crime of money laundering (Section 186.10). If convicted, a defendant can face extensive fines and jail time. If you or a loved one has been charged with money laundering, contact The FIRM LA, today.


If you or a loved one is seeking the legal counsel of a Los Angeles white collar criminal lawyer, contact The FIRM LA.