Sophisticated, Comprehensive Defense Against Embezzlement Charges
Facing criminal charges for embezzlement is not a simple problem. Not only are the charges, evidentiary problems and legal procedures complex, but also the root causes that put you in this situation in the first place. You need a lawyer who will see the whole picture and provide you with strong defense against these charges and the help you need for the future.
At The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti, we provide comprehensive criminal defense against embezzlement and other white collar crime charges. From our home office in Manhattan, we represent clients throughout the Five Boroughs. We are here to help you in the present and for the future.
What Is Embezzlement?
Embezzlement is a white collar crime that is really a particular type of fraudulent taking. It involves the misappropriation of funds that were entrusted to the person. This means that the accused had legal access to the funds or property, but then took illegal possession of them.
One common example involves a trustee. A trustee is a person in charge of executing a trust. He or she has access to funds and is often authorized to make investments and transfer the trust’s assets. However, there are limitations. A trustee acts as a fiduciary agent, so he or she is only allowed to use the funds in the best interests of the trust and according to the expressed limitations and instructions of the trust. When a trustee takes these funds, it is embezzlement.
Another common example is workplace embezzlement. Employees are often given access to their employer’s funds. It is quite common for people in sales, accounting, payroll or other areas to reroute funds to themselves illegally.
These are just a couple of common examples, but embezzlement can happen in a number of situations. At The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti, you will find a lawyer who knows how to fight against these charges.
Getting To The Root Of The Problem
Crimes never occur in a vacuum. Sometimes underlying drug addictions, financial problems or other issues lead to the problem, but there is always a reason. Even if you were falsely accused, there’s a good chance that there are underlying issues that caused you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or close to this criminal activity.
At The Law Office of Anthony Cecutti, we understand that there is more to good criminal defense than simply fighting the immediate charges. With experience in law and in social work, attorney Anthony Cecutti will focus on helping you find alternative sentencing options if appropriate and help you find the resources needed to solve some of the underlying issues so you can find a fresh start in your life.