Embezzlement Defense Lawyer, New York City, Queens

Embezzlement is a premeditated crime. Most times it’s performed methodically, with precautions that cover the illegal activity without the other person’s awareness.

Usually, the trusted person starts by only stealing a small portion of the total funds, they are sources they receive or control, in an attempt to minimize the risk of the detection.

When successful, embezzlements can go on for years without detection. The victims of this crime can go on for long periods of time before they realize their assets are missing. When they need to move or release funds that’s when they recognize they have been taken advantage of by someone they more than likely trust. This scenario can happen both on a personal and business level, in either case, this is a federal crime.

Embezzlement differs from burglary and larceny, because of the relationships involved. It is a criminal act that is either a felony or a misdemeanor depending on the value of the stolen items. The most common fraud includes cash, stocks or bonds. However, jewelry or equipment may also be a part of the theft. Embezzlers can be friend and foe, they can be family members or even employees, but in all cases, if you are charged, it’s imperative that you request legal help immediately.

Embezzlement penalties include:

  • Fines
  • Restitution
  • Imprisonment
  • IRS penalties

This is serious business and requires someone with experience in this type of White Collar Crime Case.
Call the office of Joseph W. Murray today to schedule your consultation.


If you find yourself requiring the services of a criminal defense attorney do not hesitate to call:

Joseph W. Murray, 24 hours a day 7 days a week,
Tel: (646) 838-1702 or email: Joe@Jmurray-law.com.

Our consultation for a 1-Hour session, is $500 which is waived upon retention.