Fraud cases can be very complex and involve tremendous amounts of paperwork that call for an eye for detail, and painstaking time to prepare for trial.
As you would expect, Castle Solicitors leave no stone unturned with dealing with these cases. We spend considerable time going through the evidence to help secure the best result.
Due to their complexity, fraud cases can take months to go to court after the initial interview at the police station through to charge. We understand the stress it places on the defendant and their family during this process.
When should I call you if I’m accused of fraud?
Call us at the earliest opportunity. If the police want to interview you under caution at the police station, a member of our team will assist you, giving you both legal advice before the interview, and representation in the interview.
If you have been already interviewed, it’s not too late to ask us to handle your case.
Where will my case be heard if I’m charged with fraud?
Initially, for the first hearing, your case will be heard at the Magistrates’ Court. It is most likely it will then be sent to the Crown Court. The majority of fraud cases will be heard to conclusion at the Crown Court.
Will you represent my case at the Crown Court?
Yes, will represent you at the Crown Court. We will be assisted by a highly qualified barrister who has extensive experience dealing with cases of fraud.
What times of fraud cases do you deal with?
The cases we deal with, but not limited to, include:
- Mortgage fraud
- False accounting
- Ponzi schemes
- Investment fraud
- False expenses
- Tax fraud
- Boiler room scams
- Conspiracy to defraud
- Baking fraud
- Online fraud
How serious is my case?
The Fraud Act 2006 classifies the three types of cases as follows:
- Fraud by false representation
- Fraud by failing to disclose information
- Fraud by abuse of position
The seriousness will depend on the facts of the case and your involvement.
If I plead guilty or am convicted after trial, will I go to prison?
Your sentence will depend on the facts and seriousness of your case. As a rule, the maximum sentence for fraud is a ten-year prison sentence, plus a fine. However, not everyone is given a prison sentence. The judge has the power to impose a community sentence such as an unpaid work order. Further, the judge is likely to impose a confiscation order. The purpose of this is to claim back property and money that was made as a result of the fraud. Other penalties can include being disqualified from acting as a company director.
Why should I choose Castle Solicitors?
24 hours a day you can contact us if you require legal advice.
We don’t like losing, so if matters do go to trial, you’re guaranteed a solicitor who has a successful track record.
Our goal is always to get the very best result for our clients, whether that be the police taking no further action, preventing someone from receiving a custodial sentence or clearing a client’s name with an acquittal after trial.
What should I do now?
Contact us by calling on 0121 226 3636, emailing email@example.com or even sending a message from this website on the contact page. We will call you back as soon as possible (usually within 2 hours) but in any event no later than 24 hours.
If you have been arrested to simply ask for Castle Solicitors at the police station and we will receive the call.