Fraud, Dishonesty & Theft Offences
We have experienced criminal defence lawyers
We're experienced in all sorts of fraud, dishonesty and theft offences.
If you’re facing fraud, dishonesty or theft charges, it is crucial to engage our experienced team so that you can obtain the right advice and maximise your chances of a defence or reduced sentence.
Arrests & charges
If you’ve been arrested or called for questioning, it is important to remember your presumption of innocence. This is the essence of how the Australian criminal justice system works, and why it is vital that you never speak to a police officer without first talking to a lawyer.
Your obligation is always to first tell the officer of your legal name, your date of birth and your address. In some cases, you may also need to provide identification material such as your fingerprints if you have been served with a certain notice. However, you are not obligated to answer any other question and nor should you do so. That is, you should always exercise your right to silence.
Be cautious of any representation by a police officer of an ‘off the record’ conversation. These simply do not exist and anything you say or do will be used against you at some stage and event limit or prevent strong defences later on.
It is always crucial to immediately seek legal advice as anything you say will be held against you later, and is likely to have a significant impact on the outcome of your matter.
There are many different factors and penalties a court can impose in relation to being charged with fraud, dishonesty or theft. These factors range from the scale of the offence, the personal circumstances and antecedents of the offender, whether an early plea of guilty is entered into and many other things.
Our fraud, dishonesty & theft representation services
There are many different types of fraud, dishonesty & theft offences we can help with.
This list is not exhaustive and is a basic guide to help you.
How RHC Solicitors help
We have experienced fraud, dishonesty and theft lawyers across Queensland. We deal with the police and attend the Magistrates Court and District Court every day and have handled thousands of fraud, dishonesty and theft offence matters.
We're affordable lawyers and often offer fixed fee quotes so that you know exactly what is ahead.