If you have been charged with an offence related to fraud, theft or property it is vital that you seek advice from an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. This area of law covers a broad spectrum of offences related to dishonesty and deception, and the severity of the charges range from minor to serious, as do the penalties.

For immediate assistance and advice, contact me on 0412 051 199 to discuss a strategy to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.

If you are facing charges related to a minor offence, you may not be overly concerned by the penalty, especially if there is little to no risk of a sentence being handed down and you’re more likely to receive a small fine. However, without the right representation, there is a high likelihood you will also leave court with a criminal record, which can seriously impact many areas of your life.

For example, a criminal record can impact your ability to work in a particular job, travel to certain places or secure a rental property. Depending on the charges and the circumstances around your case, there may be an option to pursue a Diversion Order and avoid a criminal record—an expert criminal lawyer can assess your case and offer advice on whether this is an avenue that may be open to you.

For any serious charge, a prison sentence is a real possibility. However, each case is unique and how your charges will be handled and judged in court will depend on a great many factors relating to the parties involved and the alleged crime that has been committed. An experienced criminal lawyer can help you uncover the important facts so your case is well-presented and you can achieve the best possible outcome.

If you are involved in a fraud or theft offence, you may be asked to participate in a recorded interview. It’s important to fully understand that everything you say will be ‘on the record’ which means it can (and will) be used in court as required in the case against you. It is strongly recommended you seek the advice of a lawyer before proceeding to be sure it is in your best interest to take part in a recorded interview as there may be other options that will better serve you.

Some of the charges related to fraud, theft and property include:

– theft, robbery and burglary
– armed robbery and aggravated burglary
– handling stolen goods
– criminal damage
– obtaining property by deception
– conspiracy to commit crimes
– obtaining financial advantage by deception
– making false reports to police

For advice on a specific charge, please contact me direct on 0412 051 199.