Embezzlement Attorneys in Albany
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Embezzlement is treated very harshly under New York state law and prosecutors often aggressively pursue those accused of such crimes. If you are facing these serious charges, it is crucial that you hire an attorney who is experienced in handling such matters. At The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC in Albany, our criminal defense team is committed to providing aggressive legal representation, so you can obtain the best possible outcome for your case. Our team is backed by more than 100 years of combined experience and a proven history of positive results.
Reach out to our embezzlement attorneys today at (518) 444-4428 to schedule a free initial consultation with a member of our team to get started.
What is Embezzlement?
For a crime to be considered embezzlement, the accused individual must have had permission to access property or funds and used it for their own advantage to take funds or property. For example, if you worked as a company’s chief financial officer and used your access to the company’s assets to steal them, this would likely be considered embezzlement.
The Penalties for Committing Embezzlement
There are multiple degrees of embezzlement, or grand larceny, which is treated as a white collar crime since it is typically non-violent. The punishment you receive for a conviction will be based on the amount of money involved,
Below are the penalties you may experience under New York law:
- 4th degree: If the amount involved was between $1,000 and $3,000, it will be treated as a Class E felony, punishable by up to 4 years in prison.
- 3rd degree: If the amount involved was between $3,000 and $50,000, it will be treated as a Class D felony, punishable by up to 7 years in prison.
- 2nd degree: If the amount involved was between $50,000 and less than $1,000,000, it will be treated as a Class C felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison.
- 1st degree: If the amount involved was valued over $1,000,000, it will be treated as a Class B felony, punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
As you can see, the penalties for a conviction are potentially very steep, which is why it is essential to speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Member of Our Albany Embezzlement Team
If you are facing criminal charges for embezzlement, the experienced attorneys at The Kindlon Law Firm, PLLC in Albany can provide the skilled guidance you need to protect your rights and future.
Reach out to our law office today at (518) 444-4428 to schedule a free initial case review with one of our attorneys to get started.
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