Fraud Lawyers

The most common fraud offence is contained in section 192E of the Crimes Act

According to section 192E, a person who, by deception, 

  • dishonestly obtains property, or 
  • dishonestly obtains financial advantage or 
  • dishonestly causes financial disadvantage  

is guilty of an offence. 

The definition of ‘dishonest’ can be found in section 4B of the Act, which states: 

‘dishonest means dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people and known by the defendant to be dishonest according to the standards of ordinary people’.

How can I defend myself against a Fraud charge?

Fraud is a very serious offence, carrying a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment. If you have been with a fraud offence it is vital that you seek legal advice. An experienced criminal lawyer will be able to get you your best result.

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