Embezzlement Charges in NYC

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Criminal offenses relating to embezzlement differ from most crimes in that they are not typically carried out by a stranger. In fact, most cases relating to this type of white collar crime are carried out by a person whom the alleged victim trusts. This is mostly due to the nature of the crime. After all, embezzlement is described as the fraudulent act of handling assets that have been entrusted to one's care. Typically classified as theft, it is a financial crime that typically does not include the added element of violence.

In the face of embezzlement charges, one of the most important things you can do is involve a legal professional. Even if an investigation is pending and formal charges have not been filed - yet - you may be in danger of being taken into custody and formally charged. Your reputation and business ventures may be placed on the line. A New York criminal defense attorney who is experienced in dealing with white collar crimes can offer insight and protection when you need it.

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Have you been arrested for embezzlement in Queens?

It is not often that embezzlement is a crime of passion. Rather, this is a crime that often carries considerable forethought and has a large amount of premeditated intention behind it. The offense is often methodical and occurs slowly over time - not only all-of-a-sudden crime that happens overnight. Beyond this, however, it is important to realize that the ways in which the crime occurs can vary infinitely; there is not just one cookie cutter way in which this type of crime can occur. There are, however, different elements that all crimes of this nature include:

  • The use of fraud. The term fraud simply means a dishonest act made by the accused. It is important to realize that this means that the defendant knowingly committed the crime and that they did so without having expressed permission from the alleged victim.
  • Conversion of ownership occurred. The cornerstone of embezzlement crimes rests on the fact that property belonged to the alleged victim was switched to belong to the defendant. This means that the owner's rights were violated and that the trust of the original owner was taken advantage of in the attempt to achieve personal gain.
  • The crime involved property. The object that had ownership switched over involved property. It did not involve intangible assets and most likely did not involve real estate or land of any kind.
  • The property belonged to another. Embezzlement cannot occur when the property in question belonged to the defendant. There must be a clearly defined victim.
  • The original owner had lawful possession. If the original owner was not lawfully the owner, then there is no case. If it is a tangible object in which the owner had but did not lawfully own, it could be considered larceny, but wouldn't be classified as embezzlement.

Regardless, if you find yourself facing criminal charges of this nature, it is highly encouraged that you do not hesitate to consult with a criminal lawyer as soon as possible. This is not a simple task and does not involve a quick answer. To fully protect your rights, you need to be confident that you have an advocate on your side who will be willing to go the distance to defend you.

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At Musa-Obregon & Associates, we have 100 years of collective legal experience and are prepared to go the distance in their efforts to protect your legal rights. By securing the representation of their legal team, you will be able to trust that you will have a heavyweight in your corner that is fully dedicated to helping you through this trying time. They know how daunting it can be to defend yourself against criminal charges of this nature; you can rest assured that they will fight for you.

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