Embezzlement Charges in NYC
Queens White Collar Crime Defense Lawyer
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
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.
We advocate on behalf of individuals throughout Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx,
Manhattan, Rockland County and Westchester County.
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
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
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
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.
New York City Criminal Lawyer - Protecting Your Best Interests
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.
Contact a Queens and Manhattan criminal lawyer at the firm today.