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RHODE ISLAND EMBEZZLEMENT ATTORNEY

Have you been served a subpoena or contacted by authorities as part of an investigation into your business or financial activities? Do you foresee any possibility that you could be implicated or charged with a "white collar" crime such as forgery, fraud or embezzlement? The time to get skilled counsel and representation is right now.

I can help at any stage — including after your arrest — but you will certainly want an experienced lawyer on your side, to protect your rights and future, as early in this process as possible.

SERIOUS CHARGES REQUIRE A SERIOUS DEFENSE

Depending on your exact circumstances and what we can learn through rigorous investigation, we may see an opportunity to help you avoid criminal prosecution altogether. If your exposure is clear and evidence against you is strong, we are proven negotiators who will work hard to minimize charges and consequences. Whatever your position and status — executive or secretary, contractor or government employee — we will take a discreet, active and determined approach to your defense.

RI EMBEZZLEMENT LAW

§ 11-41-3 Embezzlement and fraudulent conversion - Every official of a financial institution and every officer, agent, clerk, servant, or other person to whom any money or other property shall be entrusted for any specific purpose, and every person acting as executor, administrator, conservator, guardian, receiver, assignee, custodian, or trustee appointed by order, decree or judgment of court, or by deed, will or other instrument in writing, who shall embezzle or fraudulently convert to his or her own use, or who shall take or secrete, with intent to embezzle or fraudulently convert to his or her own use, any money or other property which shall have come into his or her possession or shall be under his or her care or charge by virtue of his or her employment or for that specific purpose or by virtue of his or her acting as executor, administrator, guardian, conservator, receiver, assignee, custodian, or trustee, and every person who shall collect or receive money or property from another for a commission to be retained out of the money or other property so collected or received, and who shall fraudulently retain out of that money or property so collected or received more than the amount of the commission, and shall embezzle or fraudulently convert it to his or her own use, or shall take or secrete it with intent to embezzle or fraudulently to convert the same to his or her own use, shall be deemed guilty of larceny and shall be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or three (3) times the value of the money or property thus embezzled or converted, whichever is greater, or imprisoned not more than twenty (20) years, or both, except that if the sum or value of the property embezzled is less than one hundred dollars ($100), he or she shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000), or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

§ 11-41-11 Embezzlement by bank officer or employee - Every officer, agent, or servant of any bank, savings bank, or trust company who shall embezzle or appropriate to his or her own use any moneys, goods, effects, or funds of any bank, savings bank or trust company with intent to cheat or defraud it or any person, shall be deemed guilty of larceny, and shall be fined not exceeding twenty thousand dollars ($20,000) or be imprisoned for a term not exceeding twenty (20) years.

§ 11-41-11.1 Unlawful appropriation - Any person to whom any money or other property of another shall be entrusted or delivered for a particular purpose, who shall intentionally appropriate to his or her own use that money or property, shall be deemed guilty of unlawful appropriation and shall be fined not more than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) or three (3) times the value of the money or property thus appropriated, whichever is greater, or imprisoned not more than twenty (20) years, or both. However, if the sum or value of the property so appropriated is less than one thousand dollars ($1,000), he or she shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) or imprisoned for not more than one year, or both.

§ 11-41-12 Fraudulent conversion by agent or factor - Every agent or factor who shall deposit or pledge any goods, wares, or merchandise or any bill of lading, receipt, or certificate of a warehouse keeper or inspector, or any warrant or order for the delivery of goods with which he or she shall have been entrusted, or which shall have been consigned to him or her as a security for any money or other property borrowed or received by the agent or factor, and shall apply or dispose of the proceeds to his or her own use, in violation of good faith, and with intent to defraud any owner of the goods, shall be deemed and taken to be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000) or be imprisoned not exceeding five (5) years.

Attorney Marin Named A Super Lawyers Rising Star Four Consecutive Years 2014-2017

Attorney Matthew Marin was named a Rhode Island Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 4 consecutive years from 2014 thru 2017. Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Rhode Island are selected by the Research Team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers selects lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement in their practice area.


Rhode Island Member of the National College for DUI Defense

Attorney Marin is a Rhode Island General Member of the National College for DUI Defense. Members represent some of the most experienced and cutting edge DUI defense attorney's throughout the Country. Nationwide, DUI laws are extremely complex and constantly changing and the College facilitates the exchange of innovative defenses throughout the Country.

NCDD National College for DUI Defense: Matthew Marin