Representation for Dishonesty Offences

Updated on Tuesday 13th November 2018

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Theft, fraud, bribery, corruption, false accounting, conspiracy to defraud, burglary, and robbery are considered dishonesty offences and persons accused of such crimes can face imprisonment and penalties. Our criminal defence solicitors in London have a wide experience in cases of dishonesty offences and can offer legal support and representation in the court of law. No matter the type of accusation, it is recommended to know your rights and to solicit legal advice.

Dishonesty offences with serious impact

Any verdict for a dishonesty offence can have a severe impact on everyone’s future and may put him/her at risk of a prison punishment. Here are a few examples of dishonesty offences in UK:
  • False accounting is when an individual fraudulently wants to obtain something for himself or for another one or has the intention to cause damage to another person. In this situation, he/she destroys, hides, ruins or falsifies records or accounting papers made or  make use of any account.
  • Blackmail is when a person, who tries to gain something for himself/herself or for another individual, makes any unjustified request with threats.
  • Conspiracy to defraud is a charge frequently used by the prosecution and can be pointed at any offence. Where two or more individuals decide to commit a criminal act, there may be a conspiracy.
  • Burglary is committed if an individual comes into a building as an intruder and attempts to steal or intends to impose serious bodily harm or illegally damage the building or anything in there.
  • Obtaining a pecuniary advantage by deception means that a client - who is granted a bank overdraft on the base of false papers -  obtains the pecuniary advantage from the moment the overdraft facility is settled, even if he did not really draw on the facility.
  • Robbery regards a person who steals from another individual, with the use of force on any person or seeks to put any person in terror with the help of violence. 
  • The most frequently met offence of dishonesty is theft and attempted theft which are crimes that everyone sees on a daily basis. As an offence, theft covers such a wide-ranging of criminal behaviour that the series of punishments vary a lot.

If you are suspected of dishonesty offences above, you have the right to ask for a criminal lawyer in UK, our team being specialized in such cases. The verdict of whether a specific act or set of actions is dishonest remains distinct from the issue of a moral justification. You may also watch the video below for details about how dishonesty offences are categorized and about how our criminal solicitors in London can help: 


Defence in fraud cases in UK, presented by our criminal solicitors in London

Fraud is considered a serious crime in UK, and part of dishonesty offences as an act of deception for personal profits. In many cases, fraud is comparable to theft, but fraud offences refer to persons who have the intention to deceive someone in a false manner, being aware of the crime. In most cases, the deceived persons remain without certain assets or values. We remind that individuals accused of fraud can face imprisonment, but a suitable approach on the case with the help from our criminal solicitors in London in front of the authorities can lead to dropped charges and bail release. It is important to analyze the circumstances and to discover the weak points of the prosecution, a matter where our lawyers in UK can help. We remind that business fraud, online fraud, fraudulent trading, benefits fraud or insurance fraud are considered dishonesty offences.

Defence in money laundering cases in UK

Money laundering represents a financial crime, or in other words, an exchange of assets obtained in an illegal manner for “clean” money. Money laundering is not encountered only in the business area, but also natural persons can deal with such accusations. A proper defence in cases of money laundering can be offered by our defence solicitors in London in the court of law, as the case needs to be suitably presented. It is good to know that a money laundering case in the business field can take place if a suspicious activity has not been reported,  or if the obligations of a company have not been well protected.

Please feel free to contact our team of criminal defence solicitors in London, if you need legal representation in cases of dishonesty offences.