Buffalo Embezzlement Attorney

Have you been charged with embezzlement? Call us now. We can help.

A conviction for embezzlement is not something that you would want to put on your resume. Unfortunately, that in effect is what you will do if you plead guilty to the charges. Employers routinely conduct background checks of prospective employees.

When your future is at stake, it is important to put your case in the hands of an experienced Defense Lawyer as soon as possible. For more than 25 years, criminal defense attorney Norman Mattar has defended people accused of serious criminal offenses such as embezzlement in Buffalo and Western New York. He offers a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

What is embezzlement?

Embezzlement usually involves the unauthorized use of a company credit card or taking funds from an employer’s bank account, cash register or safe. The actual criminal charge is Grand Larceny, which in New York is theft of property valued at $1,000 or more.

The potential punishment for Grand Larceny depends on the amount taken. Since the crime of embezzlement can involve large sums of money taken over a period of time, the potential punishment can be severe.

What are defenses against an embezzlement charge in New York?

Potential defenses to embezzlement charges include the following:

  • You did not take the money
  • You had permission or authority to take the money

Attorney Norman Mattar will build the strongest possible defense based on the facts of your case. Even if the state has a strong case, it may be possible to negotiate a favorable resolution. In some cases, employers are only interested in getting their money back and would be willing to drop the charges if you provide restitution.

Contact a Buffalo Embezzlement Lawyer

For more information about embezzlement charges in New York, contact us today or call 716-633-4300 to discuss your case with Defense Lawyer Norman Mattar.