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Elder Abuse Defense Attorney in Los Angeles

Los Angeles Elder Abuse Defense Attorney R.J. Manuelian

Los Angeles elder abuse defense attorney RJ Manuelian is the head lawyer of Manuelian Law Firm in Southern California. He is an expert in all areas of criminal law with over 17 years of experience.  

If you are facing criminal charges in California, it is imperative contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. We invite you to contact our criminal defense attorney for a FREE consultation. Time is of the essence, don’t wait! You have nothing to lose and everything to win.

368 PC Financial Elder Abuse Charges in California

There are a number of possible financial elder abuse defense a skilled  California elder abuse attorney can use. Possible defenses include:

Lack of criminal intent

In order to be found guilty of financial elder abuse in California, the prosecutions must prove that you had the “intent to “permanently to deprive” an owner of his/her property. Thus, if you did not have the intent to permanently deprive the elder of his/her property or monies, than you can’t be found guilty of PC 368.

False accusations 

It is very common that many people are falsely accused of financial elder abuse in California.

For instance, it is possible that a jealous or angry family member has falsely accused you of stealing from the elder because they found out that the elder was giving you gifts or decided to put you in their will. If this is the case, you may have a defense for false accusations.


California Financial Elder Abuse Penalties

Penalties for financial elder abuse under California Penal Code 368 PC as Misdemeanor include: Summary probation, maximum one (1) year jail sentence and a maximum $1,000 fine.

In California, financial elder abuse penalties are similar to those of theft crimes.  In other words the penalty depend on the value of money, property, or services that were stolen.  If the value amount stolen was $950 or less, it will likely be charged as a misdemeanor.   If the value was more than $950, you could likely be charge  with a misdemeanor or a felony. A skilled Los Angeles financial elder abuse attorney can help reduce the felony to a misdemeanor, as the offense is a “wobbler” offense.

The elite criminal defense attorneys at Manuelian Law Firm represent clients facing criminal charges in around Los Angeles County, Palmdale, and Lancaster.

Manuelian Law Firm

Address: 633 W 5th Street #5710,
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: (213) 401-2777

Top Rated Los Angeles Criminal Lawyer RJ Manuelian

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