Due to the complexity of the offence of serious fraud, it is important that you fully understand any charges you face prior to any form of court hearing or trial to ensure that you have the best chance of proving your innocence. The serious fraud solicitors at DPP Law have more than 30 years’ worth of experience within this field. Examining evidence against you, studying your records and documents, talking through your situation with you and representing you throughout any serious fraud office investigations and hearings in order to build the best possible defence for your case all form part of our high-quality serious fraud services.
If you have been accused of or charged with this particular offence, it is usually as the result of complex serious fraud office investigations looking into your financial records – whether those records relate to you personally or to any business you undertake. You may be accused of any kind of serious fraud, from credit card fraud or insurance fraud all the way up to complex cases of bribery and corruption. If this is the case, it is important to seek the assistance of serious fraud solicitors immediately.
Implications of Serious Fraud Accusations
It’s vital to seek legal help – specifically help from law firms offering serious fraud services – if you have been accused of this offence. You may be facing a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or an unlimited fine, and the allegations in question may have knock-on effects on owners or managers of the organisation that employs you, as failure to prevent fraud also comes with severe penalties.
DPP Law’s serious fraud solicitors will be by your side throughout all proceedings to fight any allegations made against you.
You should immediately contact experienced serious fraud solicitors if you have been accused of any of the following illegal behaviours relating to fraud:
- Advance fee fraud
- Banking fraud
- Boiler room fraud
- Bribery and corruption
- Business fraud
- Credit card fraud
- Failure to prevent fraud
- FCA investigation
- Insurance fraud
- Pensions fraud
- Procurement and outsourcing fraud
- Property and mortgage fraud
- Tax evasion
- Telecoms fraud
Frequently Asked Questions
What is serious fraud?
This term describes the type of offence that is subject to serious fraud office investigations. The SFO explains that a fraud case is considered “serious” if:
- The apparent criminality undermines UK PLC commercial or financial interests in general and in the City of London in particular,
- The actual or potential financial loss involved is high,
- Actual or potential economic harm is significant,
- There is a significant public interest element, and
- The offence constitutes a new species of fraud
What is the punishment for serious fraud in the UK?
Serious fraud can be punishable by up to 10 years in prison, or by a fine that is determined by the circumstances of the offence, the harm caused and the profile of the case. Confiscation of properties obtained through fraud may also be undertaken.
DPP Law’s serious fraud services are available to assist you throughout any investigation or court case. Our serious fraud solicitors are highly experienced and provide you with the best possible legal support and representation. Contact us today to find out more.