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Banker beats theft charges, countersues prosecution

If you work in a professional setting, criminal allegations can ruin your entire career even if you eventually beat the charges. If you do find yourself facing unfair white collar crime charges, you should do everything in your power to protect your future and defend your reputation. Sometimes, this means bringing a countersuit against the very people who charged you. After all, their mistake could cost you your livelihood.

Theft and its relatives: jostling, joyriding and fortune telling

As understood in the common law, theft in New York, New York means “larceny by trespassory taking,” according to the Criminal Jury Instructions by the New York State Unified Court System. At risk of stating the obvious, that definition might confuse rather than clarify the meaning of theft.

What should you do with lost property?

Imagine walking down any one of New York City’s streets and finding a jacket or scarf on the ground, or sitting down to eat at one of the city’s restaurants and noticing that a tablet or smartphone has been left on the table. Are you entitled to keep it? If you do, and the actual owner later finds you, could you be accused of theft? The answer depends on how you handle the situation.

Addressing false allegations of theft

From stealing credit cards to robbery and auto theft, there are a wide variety of theft accusations people find themselves facing. If you have been accused of theft, you may be unsure of how to handle the allegations and could be experiencing a great deal of anxiety. Unfortunately, some of these accusations are baseless and if you have been wrongfully accuesd of theft you need to stand up for yourself right away. Neil S. Ruskin is very familiar with the difficulties that people in this position may face in New York City and those who have been falsely accused of theft deserve a voice.

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