If you have been charged, or are facing the prospect of being charged with fraud offences, then you are probably aware that it is a serious matter. Our fraud lawyers in Melbourne can offer a free fifteen minute consultation to help understand your situation, and present possible ways forward.
Fraudulent actions can generally be described as dishonest or deceitful actions, with the intent of personal gain. It can involve the omission of facts, false statements or claims, or otherwise proving incorrect information for the purpose of obtaining money or other benefits. They may be for ones personal gain, or for that of others.
Quite often, fraud charges can include accusations of other crimes too. Some of these might be theft, robbery, money laundering or forgery for example. To achieve personal gain, a mix of the following crimes may have been committed and they are all serious offences.
We understand that fraud charges can often be very stressful. They may be fueled by financial hardship or other emotional triggers. Contacting a fraud lawyer may initially help you understand the consequences of any allegations against you. From there, with sound advice, you will be able to prepare a defence of your case or enter the correct plea with the intention of achieving the result you desire.
Do I Need A Fraud Lawyer?
The consequences of being found guilty of fraud vary depending on the size and severity of the crime. Prison sentences can be handed down for more serious actions. For minor cases, a clients main priority might be to avoid having a theft or fraud charge listed on their criminal record. Having a lawyer on your side can help you make the right decision, and could prevent the severe repercussions you may be most anxious about.
We have a discreet legal office in Melbourne’s CBD. If you would like to speak to a fraud lawyer in Northcote or Clifton Hill, we also have a space on Queens Parade. This can be a convenient location for those in Fitzroy, Kew or other inner northern suburbs of Melbourne. To understand the basic details of your case, we also offer a free fifteen minute phone consultation. Just call us on (03) 9555 9155 to discuss your situation.