Deception and Fraud Solicitors - Criminal Defence Against Charges of Deception
Our Deception and Fraud Solicitors offer specialist legal advice to any individual or group being accused of committing a deception or fraud offence.
The law surrounding fraud is incredibly complex, often bring together elements of both business and finance law. Because of this, it is essential that anyone accused seeks legal advice as early in the process as possible to ensure that their case is handled properly by the authorities.
HOW WE CAN HELP YOU
Be accused of a serious criminal offence such as deception or fraud can be an extremely traumatic, worrying time for both the defendant and their loved ones. Reputations, relationships and careers can be on the line and put under great strain.
Also, fraud is often a defendant’s first experience of the criminal justice system, making the average case even more stressful. Particularly if there has been a genuine mistake which has led to this.
Our team has worked on a wide variety of deception and fraud cases. We will listen to your story without prejudice and use our experience to both provide an expert evaluation of the evidence against you and ensure the best-possible outcome of the case.
Throughout your case we will be available 24/7 to provide you with professional guidance and advice, including:
- Representing you at the police station
- Ensuring your rights are protected and that you are treated fairly throughout the process
- Advising you on your plea
- Applying for any bail and ensuring the impact of any conditions is minimised
- Ensuring you are fully prepared for your trial
- Providing expert representation in court
- Helping you protect your reputation
- Advising and assisting you on the appeals process, if necessary
We will do everything possible to ensure you have every chance of clearing your name and the potential negative impacts on both you and your loved ones are minimised.
WHAT IS A DECEPTION / FRAUD OFFENCE?
On 15th January 2007 new legislation around deception and fraud offences, came into force in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This new legislation, the Fraud Act 2006, was brought in to replace and simplify the law around a number of deception offences contained in the Theft Act 1968 and 1978.
The new legislation outlines three broad categories of fraud offences which a person can be charged with.
- Fraud by false representation (Section 2)
- Fraud by failure to disclose information when there is a legal duty to do so (Section 3)
- Fraud by abuse of position (Section 4)
In all offences, the individual being charged has to have acted dishonestly and either:
- intended to make a gain for themselves / another, or
- cause actual / risk of loss to another
Fraud offences carry the risk of a custodial sentence of up to 10 years.
24 HOUR AVAILABILITY
It is not always possible to predict an arrest, which is why our legal advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. At Draycott Browne we have a team of professionals ready to assist you whenever you need us. We will represent you at the police station and thereafter to make sure you and your case are treated fairly and appropriately.
Unexpected legal fees can come as a nasty and expensive surprise. To assist you with the financial cost of defending your name, we can help you apply for legal aid to enable you to focus on what really matters. Our solicitors at Draycott Browne can guide you through the application process so that you have the best chance of receiving the financial assistance you need.
Draycott Browne offers services within Manchester and throughout the north west of England. By entrusting your case to us, you can be assured that you will be working with a team of highly skilled and committed legal specialists who have a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the law.
Our legal team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with solicitors experienced at providing world class representation to a number of clients. If you or somebody you know has been arrested and needs expert legal representation, contact Draycott Browne today.