Embezzlement Defense Lawyer on Long Island
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When a person has been entrusted with handling another's property and
steals from that property, it is considered embezzlement. The definition
differs from charges of burglary or larceny, because the individual has
been entrusted to manage the property. Money, bonds, or stocks are most
often stolen in embezzlement crimes, however, physical items that might
carry value can also be stolen, such as jewelry or office equipment.
One example of embezzlement is an employee that has been appointed to be
in charge of payroll decides to steal money from the company. This might
be done either through falsifying work hours or manipulating the payroll
to distribute income to a fake employee that channels directly into the
Whatever the case, you need to protect yourself from such charges by
talking with a seasoned Long Island white collar crime lawyer.
Components of Embezzlement
Money is most often involved in embezzlement, but may also include bonds
or stocks. Embezzlement cases can often be quite complicated, since they
involve deception from a trusted source and varies financial documents
The penalties might include the following:
- Extensive fines
- Restitution to any victims
- IRS penalties for not reporting stolen items on taxes
Embezzlement is a criminal act that can be charged as either a misdemeanor
or felony, depending on the value or amount of property that was stolen.
Similarly, the fines and jail terms may vary according to the factors
involved. For example, stealing more than $50,000 (not exceeding $100,000)
might be punishable for up to 15 years in prison and a $15,000 fine. Retaining
a Long Island white collar crimes lawyer that is well acquainted with
federal crimes is a crucial step during this time.
Get a Former Prosecutor on Your Case
In order to be convicted of embezzlement, the prosecution must prove that
the thefts were committed intentionally and that the person was a trusted
individual. You need a tough team behind you to formulate opposing arguments
in your favor. Let The Law Offices of Scott Gross, P.C. fight for you!
Our founding attorney is former prosecutor who has earned a well-respected
reputation in our community and is prepared to fight for you. His experience
has given him the ability to handle a wide variety of complex cases, such as
white collar crimes.
Don't take any chances on your future.
Contact us today! Our Long Island defense team can help you fight your charges.