Have You Been Accused Of Misappropriating Funds?
Embezzlement can occur in a wide variety of business situations, and these charges are taken very seriously by the courts. A guilty verdict could face punitive fines, imprisonment and other penalties.
If you have been accused of misappropriating funds entrusted to your care, Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, can help you build a compelling defense and fight back against these charges. Our New York office has served clients throughout the United States, and we will use that experience to fight against these white collar charges and protect your future.
What Is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement charges can range from using company money for personal use to large-scale redirecting of funds for personal gain. While this charge may seem very similar to theft, it is different in a few important ways. In order for a crime to be considered embezzlement, the prosecution must prove a few important things:
- The actions in question must have been intentionally done in order to bring you benefit.
- You must have been in a position where the other party relied on you to manage the assets in question.
- You must have taken these assets by misusing that relationship.
- You must have taken ownership of the property or transferred it to another person.
You could face severe consequences if the prosecution can illustrate these things, especially if you are charged with embezzling larger amounts of money and other valuable assets. Protecting yourself could depend on working with a criminal defense attorney with both the skill necessary to navigate the particulars of your case and the court experience to represent your interest if your case comes to trial.