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Atlanta Embezzlement Attorneys

Embezzlement is a serious criminal offense. If you’ve been accused or charged with embezzling funds it’s highly recommended that you retain the help of a white-collar crime attorney. An experienced attorney can guide you and represent you. They can help you avoid the worst consequences and make sure your constitutional rights are looked after. 

Manny Arora and The Arora Law Firm have decades of combined experience in Criminal Defense including defending individuals facing charges of embezzlement and other White Collar crimes. Schedule a consultation by clicking here or calling 404-609-4664.

What is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is a crime usually associated with the broad term of ‘white-collar crime.’ These are crimes that usually are non-violent and are associated directly with receiving a financial or business gain. Essentially, embezzlement is when someone unlawfully takes money or assets that they have been entrusted with. Usually, this charge is associated with money but any form of an asset can be embezzled, including property and other valuables. 

These charges are generally associated with individuals within a company or business that have been tasked or entrusted with access to funds. While they’re entrusted to manage or use these funds in a certain way pertaining to the business, they can be accused of embezzlement if the assets are misused. 

As with other white-collar and financial criminal charges, cases of this nature can be very complex. They usually involve a combination of financial documents and detailed investigations. Being accused of embezzlement typically revolves around the use of money, real property, or company assets for personal use, or for use strictly outside what’s within someone’s purview.

Georgia’s Laws on Embezzlement

Penalties for Embezzlement vary depending on what was alleged to be stolen and how much is was worth. In Georgia, the term ‘Embezzlement’ is not used in statutes related to this kind of criminal offense. Instead, Georgia uses the term ‘conversion’ or ‘theft by conversion.’ For this crime to be proven these elements must be present:

  • Someone must lawfully acquire another person’s assets, including leased or rented property
  • This person is legally obligated or has agreed to use the assets in a specific way
  • They then knowingly take the assets and use them for their own personal gain thus violating their legal obligation

Charges of embezzlement and their potential punishments deal with the worth of the stolen property. 

  • $500 or less: Up to a year of imprisonment and $1,000 fine
  • More than $500: Up to 5 years imprisonment and $5,000
  • Breaching fiduciary duty: Embezzling public or private money and breaching a fiduciary duty could result in up to 15 years of imprisonment and a fine of $100,000

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Drug Offenses

As soon as you are arrested or discover you are under investigation, the clock is ticking. To ensure the best possible outcome in your drug case, you need to act quickly and hire a criminal defense firm that is experienced, knowledgeable and able to protect your rights during even the toughest litigation.



When you decide to launch an appeal, every moment is critical. Criminal statutes have strict time limits on appeals, so you need to act quickly and hire an appellate attorney who is experienced, knowledgeable and willing to efficiently and effectively review the entire court order of your case.

Criminal Defense

At Arora Law, we handle all criminal law cases that include DUI charges, drug charges — from small-quantity possession to large-quantity manufacturing — and white collar crimes such as fraud and forgery.

DUI Defense

A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) becomes part of a permanent criminal record that follows you for the rest of your life. At Arora Law, we understand that serious offenses such as DUI call for serious litigation.


When someone is arrested in Georgia the impact could remain long after the case is closed. If a case is not closed out properly, it could lead to issues with employment, housing, financial loans, educational tuition and the like.

White Collar Crime

At Arora Law, our attorneys have the experience and legal expertise in protecting clients’ rights and reputations when they’ve been charged with white-collar offenses. As former prosecutors, we anticipate how the prosecution will build its case, enabling us to build a strong defense against harsh penalties.

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