A Skilled Attorney Fighting Embezzlement Charges in New York
Embezzlement in New York carries a hefty potential jail-term of up to twenty five years, and the fallout from a conviction of that caliber can be significant. You could face job loss, difficulties finding a job, fines and fees, immigration status revocation, along with many other personal consequences. In order to alleviate this damage, you need an experienced New York embezzlement attorney on your side, fighting to protect your rights.
What Is Embezzlement?
It’s important that you understand that “embezzlement” is not the actual title of the crime you will be charged with. The technical term is theft or larceny, and that is typically what people who have committed embezzlement are charged with. It is mostly defined as theft /larceny of assets (money or other forms of property) by a person in position of trust and responsibility over those assets. So it typically occurs in employment and corporate settings. An example of a case of embezzlement is when a person is given access and control to someone’s property or money to manage, monitor, or use the assets for the owner but then instead misappropriates the assets for his/her own personal use and gain. Many times, embezzlement is tied to other criminal activities, so you may have multiple charges that you need a New York embezzlement lawyer to help you navigate and fight.
Embezzlement almost always involves theft of money. It can be stealing cash from a safe, manipulating business records, misuse of a credit card, the creation and use of fake invoices, and misappropriation of investors’ or employers’ money. The amount of money stolen does not have to be exorbitant, and is often not a high number at all.
In order to avoid the most severe penalties and to have the best chance in fighting the charges against you, you need an experienced, knowledgeable New York City embezzlement criminal defense attorney on your side. Based in New York City, Maryam Jahedi Law Firm serves the NYC-metro region, including Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan. Maryam Jahedi Law Firm is your premier New York embezzlement lawyer solution. We provide legal counsel for traditional crimes, white collar crimes and post-conviction representations. To discuss your embezzlement charges, call our New York City law offices at (646) 798-7118 for a free telephone consultation, or contact us online.