Long Island Embezzlement Defense Lawyer

White Collar Crime Defense in Long Island

If you have been accused of embezzlement in Long Island, you need the immediate assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Considered a form of property theft, embezzlement is when a person unlawfully takes property or money that he or she had access to but not as the rightful owner. Unlike theft, embezzlement cases are related to breaches of trust, either between family members or a company and an employee.

The penalties for embezzlement are severe and depend on the type of property that was stolen and its value.

Those charged with embezzlement could be facing the following penalties:

  • For property or money valued less than $1,000: Up to one year in jail and fines up to $1,000 or both.
  • For property or money valued more than $1,000 but less than $3,000: Up to four years in prison, up to $5,000 fines (or double the amount embezzled) or both.
  • For property or money valued more than $3,000 but less than $50,000: Up to seven years in prison or fines up to $5,000, or both.
  • For property or money valued more than $50,000 but less than $100,000: Up to 15 years in prison and up to $15,000 in fines.
  • For property or money valued more than $100,000: Up to 25 years in prison and $30,000 in fines.

If the amount embezzled is larger when doubled than the fine associated with the charge, individuals could be asked to pay that amount instead.

Why hire a criminal defense attorney?

In light of the excessive fees and severe penalties that could result from embezzlement conviction, it is in your best interest that you hire a Long Island criminal defense attorney who can fight for you and protect your rights.

At Prime & O'Brien, LLP, the firm's skilled and experienced criminal defense lawyers have helped countless individuals reach favorable outcomes for some of the most serious and complicated cases. If you choose Prime & O'Brien, LLP to represent you, you greatly increase your chances of obtaining the most favorable case outcome possible. Their firm may be able to reach an agreement in court that could supply you with payment and punishment alternatives.

Contact Prime & O'Brien, LLP Today

For the relentless and passionate legal representation you need to fight embezzlement charges, turn to Prime & O'Brien, LLP. Their firm's 20 years of experience and impressive track record is a testament to their expertise in handling criminal defense matters and their commitment to providing exemplary client-service representation. When you entrust your embezzlement case to them, you can be sure that your case will be in the best of hands.

Contact Prime & O'Brien, LLP today. You are not alone.

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