Carle Place Embezzlement Defense Attorneys
Experienced Defense Against Financial Fraud Allegations
The state of New York takes financial crimes very seriously. If you are accused of financial fraud or embezzlement, you could be facing serious jail time and a permanent stain on your reputation. It's important to act quickly to protect your rights and interests. At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., our skilled Carle Place criminal defense attorneys have handled countless cases and can provide you with the aggressive legal representation you need.
What Is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a type of financial fraud where an individual fraudulently obtains property or money that is in their care, custody, or control. Embezzlement charges can be brought against anyone who has authority over money or property, including employees, agents, or anyone else who has the ability to control funds or property owned by another person or entity. You do not have to be the owner of the property to be charged with embezzlement; you could be accused of stealing even if you are only an employee.
Embezzlement charges can be filed against you if you are accused of:
- Stealing money or property from your employer
- Stealing from a client
- Stealing from a government agency
- Stealing from a pension fund
- Stealing from a family member
Embezzlement is a class C felony in New York, which means that you could face up to 15 years in prison for a conviction. In addition to prison time, you could be required to pay restitution to your victims, which can include making up the lost funds that you are charged with stealing and paying court fines and fees. If you are convicted, you could be barred from working in your chosen profession and may have a difficult time finding employment in the future. You may also find that your reputation has been permanently damaged, making it difficult to obtain housing, loans, or other services.
We Can Help You Fight Your Embezzlement Charges
If you are facing embezzlement charges in New York, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney. At Lerner & Lerner, P.C., we have handled countless criminal cases and can provide you with the aggressive representation you need. You may be facing serious jail time and crippling fines, but our firm can fight to keep you out of prison and protect your rights.
Facing criminal charges is a frightening and stressful experience. You may be unsure of what to do next and how to go about defending yourself. You may feel as if you have nowhere to turn, but you do.
To learn more about how our Carle Place embezzlement defense attorneys can help you, call Lerner & Lerner, P.C. at (516) 586-0383.
Our attorneys are well-known for helping clients identify realistic legal goals and obtain them. We have successfully handled thousands of cases for our clients and will fight tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected.
Kimberly Lerner is widely recognized in the news media as a trusted authority on numerous legal topics. She is a featured legal correspondent on a variety of national news programs.
Both Richard Lerner and Kimberly Lerner hold the AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest distinction given to lawyers in this prestigious peer review.
Our experience as Former Prosecutors allows us to understand the prosecution’s position against our criminal defense clients and leverage practical solutions. We are also backed by 70 years of combined legal experience.