The crime of embezzlement can be tried at either the state or federal level. Embezzlement means stealing from your employer or from an entity that trusted you with its funds.
If you are being investigated for embezzlement, the white-collar criminal defense lawyers at Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, PC can help you protect your rights. If you have already been charged, we urge you to call our New York City office at 212-486-0011.
Like other white collar crime cases, embezzlement cases tend to turn on the paper and electronic financial trails. You can greatly help your defense by collecting relevant financial information.
Copies of bank statements, deposit slips, credit card statements and receipts can all substantiate your claims, as can purchase orders you were involved in and any documentation that empowered you to spend money on the employer’s behalf. We will also want to know who else had access to funds.
As your attorneys, we will help devise a strategy that will deliver the most positive outcome. This may involve fighting the charges against you or pleading guilty to a diminished charge. If you decide to fight, we will be with you all the way, making the prosecution’s case as difficult as possible. Ideally, we will be successful and the charges against you will be dismissed.
These are serious decisions, and you need to make them sooner rather than later. Rest assured we will work with you to arrive at the decision that is best for you and your family.
In any event, talking with our attorneys will be a valuable lesson for what awaits you.