Theft, Fraud & financial crimes
Fraud and Crimes of dishonesty account for almost half of all recorded crime in Scotland. This is largely due to the range of offences that fall within this category. A crimes of dishonesty and fraud lawyer from Graham Walker Solicitors has faced 100s of cases with excellent outcomes for clients. If charged or accused of a crime call immediately as we are available 24/7.
Crimes of Dishonesty FAQ
Our team of lawyers take pride in being able to describe themselves as being amongst Scotland’s best in the preparation, presentation and conduct of defences to charges of
- benefit fraud
- furlough fraud
- mortgage fraud
- Proceeds of Crime
- online crime
- money laundering
and many other types offences.
One of the most common offences amongst these is shoplifting. In 2019/2020 there were over 30,000 cases recorded by the police. New studies have suggested shoplifting may be a result of financial hardship. The courts won’t turn a blind eye to offenders that steal out of necessity but they are more likely to be sympathetic. With the right lawyer at your side to make your case and explain your circumstances you may escape severe punishment.
Penalties for fraud and crimes of dishonesty
Due to the range of crimes, there is a range of penalties for committing a crime of dishonesty/fraud. Shoplifters may merely be banned from a store/pay a small fine however large-scale money laundering or proceeds of crime cases can result in lengthy prison sentences. The average custodial sentence for these offences over recent years has been approximately 206 days. The average sentence for fraud charges has increased over the last decade. In 2017/2018 the average custodial sentence was 387 days. This shows just how seriously the Scottish courts take fraud. You should call a fraud lawyer from Graham Walker Solicitors immediately should you be accused of fraud.
Crimes of dishonesty and fraud lawyers
If you have been charged with any crime of dishonesty or think that you may be then our dedicated team of Professional Criminal Defence Lawyers can help you. Do not delay in seeking to make contact with our firm if you are suspected of theft or fraud or embezzlement and one of our layers will offer you the best advice and immediate assistance.
Crimes of dishonesty are offences which involve the taking or appropriation of property without the consent of the owner in the knowledge that the accused has no right to the property in question.
Legal Aid for a fraud lawyer
Contact our team of lawyers for fraud today if you are facing allegations of any type of fraud. You may be entitled to legal aid throughout the process, contact us today and we will talk you through your options.
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