Theft & Fraud
Fraud or Theft Lawyers – Melbourne
Dishonesty and fraud offences can involve robbery and armed robbery, burglary and aggravated burglary, handling stolen property, money laundering, going equipped to steal, forgery, bribery and defrauding the commonwealth amongst others. Our theft lawyers in Melbourne have dealt with it all. We have offices in Melbourne CBD, Ringwood, Frankston, Moorabbin and Dandenong.
Protect Your Record:
Theft offences can range from the theft of a chocolate bar to multi-million dollar frauds. Regarding minor thefts, the penalty may not always be a client’s greatest concern, more often than not it is the severe repercussions of a finding of guilt. A record for a theft / dishonesty might preclude a client from obtaining the job that they always wanted or have repercussions with regard to a client’s present employment. There are many things that should be discussed with a specialist criminal lawyer, particularly how you might avoid any form of record at all.
Avoid an Immediate Prison Sentence:
Serious dishonesty matters will often attract a prison sentence depending on the circumstances of the case. There are a huge number of factors that are relevant such as the type of victim, the planning and method used to obtain the property, whether there has been a breach of trust whilst committing the crime, the quantum of the theft or fraud and the nature of the offence itself.
Participating in a Record of Interview:
If you have been involved in a dishonesty related matter and are about to be interviewed in relation to fraud charges, it is critical that you seek legal advice from an experienced fraud lawyer in Melbourne, before participating in an interview with police. Anything that you say in that recorded interview can and will be used against you at a later date. If you have been charged you should consult a lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with dishonesty matters, to discuss how to best approach your case.
More Serious Dishonesty Related Matters:
For armed robbery, aggravated burglary, forgery, money laundering, or other similar charges, you will need a criminal defence lawyer to help you stay out of prison, in relation to these types of charges it is becoming harder and harder to avoid an immediate prison sentence. Have an experienced criminal lawyer on your side is critical.
How you handle this kind of matter potentially could impact the rest of your life. Call our office to make an appointment to see one of our defence lawyers today.