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If you have been charged with embezzlement, your first step should be to retain competent legal assistance that can explain the charges you are facing. At The Law Offices of Michael Mullen, we can help you know what the road ahead will likely bring and the penalties you can face. Embezzlement is a method for committing the crime of larceny. You can be charged with committing larceny by embezzlement if you have been entrusted to hold and guard the owner's property and commit the act of thievery while having control of the money or other asset.
In order for prosecution to prove that the defendant is guilty of embezzlement, they must prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused had intent to withhold the property from its owner permanently or for a long period of time that would decrease its value or to obtain the benefits of this worth. If you or a loved one is convicted of embezzlement, you could be facing a Class E to Class B felony. Penalties for this offense include a minimum sentence of three years in prison.
You may also face a fine of $5,000 or more, depending on the gain from the commission of the offense. Embezzlement is a white collar crime that is taken very seriously and severely punished. You need the help of the top criminal defense attorney in Brooklyn to help in your embezzlement case.
As your Brooklyn criminal defense lawyer, we can discuss with you any possible defenses that may be available in your circumstance. One possible option is proving that you, as the accused, had a claim of right to the property that was made in good faith. It is important to secure the legal assistance of a Brooklyn embezzlement attorney from our firm. We can answer any questions you have and help you prepare a defense strategy from the moment you become a suspect of the alleged crime.
Contact our firm today for the legal assistance you need!