Financial Crime & Fraud
Our experienced team of financial crime solicitors will look through your financial records and help you to gather other evidence that will help you argue that the actions you took were innocent and honest. We will engage external experts and employ our in-depth knowledge of the field to ensure that the defence we prepare is the very best possible.
If you have been accused of fraudulent activity or finance-based offences, the repercussions could be particularly severe. You should immediately make contact with trusted white collar crime solicitors in order to ensure that you are properly supported throughout the legal process and that your innocence may be proven.
Implications of Financial Crime and Fraud
There is a very wide range of offences that lie beneath the fraud and financial crime umbrella. Offences under the Fraud Act 2006 are punishable by up to 10 years in prison, and, depending on the circumstances and severity of the actions taken, those accused of financial crime may face up to 14 years. For lesser offences, fines and other orders may be handed down.
Of course, if you were to be found guilty for actions you took as an employee or owner of a company, should information be made public that you or your organisation have previously been prosecuted for fraud, consumer trust in your brand is likely to plummet too. In order to avoid these outcomes, it is highly recommended that you seek assistance from financial crime solicitors as soon as possible.
These are just a few of the offences that fall within the category of fraud and financial crime:
- Bank fraud
- Bribery and corruption
- Commodities and currency frauds
- Credit card or cheque fraud
- Get rich quick scams
- False accounting
- Financial sanctions breaches
- Index and benchmark manipulation,
- Insider dealing
- Money laundering
- Tax fraud
Whatever the alleged offence for which you are being investigated or prosecuted, engaging experienced financial fraud solicitors will render you much more likely to see your name cleared and allegations of any crime dropped.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is financial crime?
Financial crime is a complex offence, and may involve dishonest actions that are intended to generate wealth in ways that are illegal, such as scamming members of the public or stakeholders in a business. The same term can also refer to the lengths individuals or companies may go to to retain and hide illegally obtained finances, such as money laundering.
Due to the highly complicated nature of this particular field, it is definitely worth your while to get in touch with trusted financial fraud solicitors in order to help you build your defence and to ensure that you understand proceedings from your arrest through to your hearing and beyond.
What is the punishment for white collar crime?
This term refers to a diverse variety of offences. However, the common maximum sentence for white collar crimes such as bribery or conspiracy to defraud currently sits at 10 years in prison. Fines and other lesser penalties may be handed down for lesser offences. DPP Law employs white collar crime solicitors to help those accused of these particular activities to put together the best defence possible.
How long do you get for fraud?
The Fraud Act 2006 states that maximum sentences for those convicted under its legislation may face up to 10 years in prison. Fines and other non-custodial penalties are also possible.
Contact DPP Law’s Financial Fraud Solicitors
Call DPP Law today to make contact with our highly experienced team of financial crime solicitors. They will help you to gather evidence, talk you through the process and work on your defence in order to provide you with the best possible chance of successfully proving your innocence.