Defence for Abuse of Position of Trust
Updated on Monday 04th February 2019
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The abuse of position of trust is related to the individuals with specific authority and who take advantage of such status for personal gains. They can also decide on behalf of someone when it comes to financial loses or status. In any case, this is a serious crime for which imprisonment can be issued in the court of law. Our criminal defence solicitors in London can provide complete legal support for offenders who have been accused of abuse of position of trust.
When does the abuse of position take place?
The abuse of position of trust usually takes place in the business field but unfortunately, it is widespread and found in many areas. The first sign in this matter is when a person sees something suspicious regarding the finances and the money transfers made by an entitled person who has access to your money. This is only one case related to the abuse of position and it is extremely recommended to get in touch with a criminal lawyer in London and find out the ways in which you can defend yourself in such a serious situation. Also, an individual can be involved in a dealing case where he/she is intimidated to keep the secrets from other trustees involved in the trade. You can also be pressured into making a particular decision by a person who has a position of trust too. If you find yourself part of the above-mentioned crimes you should report immediately to the police, and before that, you should get in touch with our team of criminal defence solicitors in London and find out the ways in which we can legally help. Your case will be entirely analyzed in order to prepare the defence in front of the authorities. Also, if you are a person who has been accused of abuse of position of trust, it is suggested to ask a solicitor in London about the defence for your case. If evidence is not sufficient, there are lots of chances for the charges to be dropped.
The ways in which the abuse of position of trust is spotted
The abuse of position of trust takes many forms. There are many cases in which friends or family members are appointed to deal with someone’s finances or assets. In such cases, they abuse their position of trust and decide to access the bank accounts or the assets of a company for their own benefit. This is, without any doubt, against the law, especially if you have not been informed of any of the mentioned actions. Even though you might find it hard to believe, there are situations in which family members or friends you trust take illegal actions involving sums of money transferred into personal accounts without having an agreement in this sense. It is quite important to protect ourselves in such cases, especially if we decide, at a certain point, on a person who will represent our financial assets.
Protecting from the abuse of position
If you would like to entrust someone who will take care of your finances and make decisions in your name, it is best to act in complete confidence and see if the appointed person will act in a fair manner. It is, however, your call to change your mind regarding a person you entrust, whether he/she is a family member or a close friend. It is also recommended to grant trust to other persons too who will have to decide together on a particular problem or matter. In any case, you might find it helpful to observe the legal aspects when entrusting someone to take care of your finances, in order to prevent the abuse of position of trust. Our team of advisors is at your disposal at any time you need legal assistance in this matter.
The abuse of position involving sexual activity
Causing or inciting a young person to engage in a sexual act by a person in a position of trust is definitely against the law in UK. Such cases are going directly to the Crown Court or to the Magistrates’ Court and persons found guilty of the above-mentioned crime can go to prison for at least 5 years. If the case shows signs of sexual violence and rape, the case can be extremely severe and the penalties in accordance. In the same category enter the persons with mental disorders who have been obliged to perform sexual acts by a person in a position of trust who normally should take care of them. The prosecution will have to prove that the person who abused of his/her position knew about the mental disorder at the time he/she committed the crime, offering no chances for the victim to defend or refuse the moment. Both offender and victim need to be represented from a legal point of view in the court of law.
We kindly invite you to contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in London and find out more about the defence for the abuse of position of trust.