Charged with Embezzlement in NYC or NY?
In New York, embezzlement is a form of larceny, which is an offense involving theft according to the New York penal code.
A person steals property and commits larceny when he takes, obtains or withholds property from another individual. He can intend to deprive the person of their property and/or appropriate it for himself or another party.
Larceny can be committed in several ways, with one way being embezzlement. Embezzlement is usually defined as taking or appropriating someone’s property when that individual has entrusted the care of their property to the embezzler.
Embezzlement is often considered a white-collar crime, which usually refers to business embezzlement, fraud, scams involving investments and so forth.
One defense to a claim of embezzlement is that the individual appropriated property under a claim rightly made in good faith.
When someone is charged with embezzlement in New York City, the level of crime greatly depends on the following factors:
- The value of the property embezzled and
- The type of property embezzled
You can be charged with anything from petit larceny, which is a class A misdemeanor up to grand larceny in the first degree, which is a class B felony.
With Lisa Pelosi as your attorney, no criminal charge is too small or too big. Her experience in handling criminal cases in New York is extensive, and she’ll fight vigorously to defend your rights.