Financial Abuse of the Elderly
Riverside Financial Elder Abuse Lawyer
Financial elder abuse is the mismanagement of money, property, or other
assets belonging to a senior citizen. If you are charged with theft, embezzlement,
or other types of financial abuse of a person aged 65 or older, the penalties
are more severe than those for the same crimes committed against a younger
victim. Conviction can result in prison time.
At Blumenthal Law Offices, our Riverside criminal defense lawyers represent
clients who have been accused of all types of financial elder abuse, including:
- Mismanagement of bank accounts
- Theft from retirement accounts
- Mismanagement of conservatorship
- Misuse of durable power of attorney
In addition to representing those accused of financially abusing the elderly,
we also represent clients accused of financial abuse of vulnerable adults
Anyone who has access to someone's personal information, such as bank
account numbers, credit cards, checkbooks, or their personal property,
can potentially steal from them.
Are Jealous Family Members Involved?
Cases of financial elder abuse often arise when family members get involved.
These family members may have a personal financial interest in the cash
or property our clients are accused of taking.
When it comes to financial abuse of an elder, a simple misunderstanding
can quickly result in criminal charges. The alleged victim of financial
elder abuse may have difficulty remembering the facts of the case. This
places all those who care for the elderly in a legally vulnerable position.
For example, an elder may accuse a housekeeper of stealing the family
silver when, in fact, the heirloom was passed down to a family member
If you have been charged with financial abuse of an elder or other vulnerable
person, don't assume the authorities will accept your explanation
Before you talk to police,
contact an attorney at Blumenthal Law Offices for experienced legal advice you