Embezzlement

Bronx Embezzlement Lawyer

Experienced Defense Against Embezzlement Charges in New York

Navigating the complex legal landscape of embezzlement charges requires the experience of seasoned legal professionals who are well-versed in the intricacies of New York law. At The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay, our legal team is dedicated to delivering you with aggressive representation and strategic counsel throughout your legal journey.

Call The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay today at (646) 759-9233 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our embezzlement attorney in the Bronx.

What is Embezzlement?

Embezzlement is classified as a white-collar crime involving the misappropriation or theft of funds entrusted to an individual, typically by their employer. This breach of trust occurs when an employee entrusted with financial responsibilities unlawfully takes or converts those funds for personal gain. Embezzlement can take various forms, including altering financial records, creating fake accounts, or diverting funds into personal accounts.

Embezzlement cases can be complex, often involving intricate financial transactions and documentation. Our seasoned embezzlement lawyers in the Bronx possess the acumen necessary to dissect complex financial records, uncovering crucial evidence to build a solid defense tailored to your specific case.

What are the Penalties for Embezzlement in New York?

New York takes embezzlement charges seriously, imposing strict penalties to deter white-collar crime. The severity of the specific penalties will depend on factors such as the amount embezzled, the defendant's criminal history, and the degree of breach of trust. Penalties for embezzlement can range from fines to imprisonment, and they may include restitution to the victim.

In New York, embezzlement charges can result in varying degrees, including:

  • Petit Larceny (Misdemeanor): When the embezzled amount is less than $1,000, it is classified as petit larceny, a Class A misdemeanor. This can result in up to one year of imprisonment and fines.
  • Grand Larceny (Felonies): Embezzlement of higher amounts can lead to grand larceny charges, ranging from fourth-degree to first-degree, based on the value of the funds misappropriated. Penalties for these felonies can range from several months to years of imprisonment, along with substantial fines.

Defenses Against Embezzlement Charges

Common defenses against embezzlement charges may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Embezzlement charges require demonstrating a deliberate intent to misappropriate funds. We can meticulously analyze the evidence to challenge the prosecution's ability to prove criminal intent.
  • Mistaken Identity: In some cases, individuals might be wrongfully accused due to mistaken identity or inaccurate financial records. We can work diligently to establish a solid alibi and corroborating evidence to support this defense.
  • Duress or Coercion: If you were compelled to commit embezzlement under threat or pressure, we work to gather evidence and witness testimonies that showcase the circumstances of duress.
  • Lack of Evidence: Our legal team can rigorously examine the evidence presented by the prosecution. If gaps, inconsistencies, or insufficient proof of embezzlement exist, we leverage these weaknesses to your advantage.

Contact Our Embezzlement Attorney in Bronx Today

If you or a loved one face embezzlement charges in the Bronx, don't navigate the legal complexities alone. The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay is here to provide unwavering support, strategic guidance, and zealous representation. Securing proficient legal counsel is paramount when your future is on the line. Reach out to our Bronx embezzlement lawyers today and take the first step towards safeguarding your rights and building a strong defense against embezzlement charges.

Contact The Law Offices of Elliot S. Kay today to get started on your defense with our Bronx embezzlement lawyer.

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