International fraud solicitors in Brighton
We have regularly acted for business and individuals who have been accused of fraudulent behaviour. Sometimes this is called white-collar crime.
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It may be that there is an accusation that the correct paperwork was not filled out correctly or that there has been systemic dishonesty for a number of years – but that dishonesty has been with a view to a benefit – fiscal or practical – and so there has been an accusation of fraud, or even that you have been charged by the Police with an offence. We have recently acted as fraud solicitors for the Defendants in a multi-million-pound fraud case involving EU grant money. The Defendants were initially facing a possible sentence of over a decade in prison but after proving to the Prosecution and the Court that their figures of loss were inaccurate, along with demonstrating that the Defendants culpability was not as simple as initially thought, the charges were reduced greatly that resulted in a suspended sentence and a false accounting charge.
We have also recently acted for an individual who was charged with evading vehicle fines over a sustained period of time. We were able to ensure that the Defendant did not go to prison and was able to carry on his business after paying his debt to society, rather than going to prison as the sentencing guidelines indicated.
If the Police have called you and asked you to come in and meet with them and you believe it could be something of a financial or fraudulent nature do not hesitate to give us a call. Having legal advice when talking to the Police is highly advised at all times. We can often re-arrange an interview time to suit you and allow you to be prepared fully for that.
If you have become aware that an employee of your company or a director of a company – or another party you have a contract with may be acting dishonestly and you want advice about how to deal with that, please give us a call.
Warning – police interviews: If you have been asked to attend a police interview, it is vital, in our opinion, that fraud solicitors attend with you. Please do not think that just because you have “nothing to hide” it is appropriate to face a professional detective, in a recorded interview, alone. If you are in any doubt, please call us.