Facing criminal charges of larceny by embezzlement over $250 and fiduciary embezzlement, Edgartown attorney Edward W. (Peter) Vincent Jr. was arraigned in Edgartown district court yesterday. His lawyer, Robert Jubinville, entered not guilty pleas to both charges. District court Judge H. Gregory Williams presided.

The arraignment had been postponed from April 11.

The charges stem from a civil case filed in March and since resolved, in which Mr. Vincent was sued by the MSPCA for misuse of funds in a real estate transaction.

The conditions of bail remain unchanged. The court held Mr. Vincent’s passport and he was released on personal recognizance.

The case was continued to July 29 for a pretrial hearing.

In March, the Massachusetts Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) and First American Title Insurance Company filed lawsuits alleging that Mr. Vincent had misappropriated money due them from separate real estate transactions in Edgartown.

In April, Mr. Vincent resolved the two civil lawsuits with the help of a $700,000 mortgage loan from Michael Kidder, an Edgartown resident and friend of the Vincent family.

Edgartown police arrested Mr. Vincent on April 8 following an investigation that began in response to information from the MSPCA.

Mr. Vincent appeared in district court on April 11, when a judge postponed his scheduled arraignment on charges of fiduciary embezzlement and larceny until May 19.

He is also under investigation by the state Board of Bar Overseers, the agency that investigates and disciplines lawyers.