If you have been charged with deception offences, it’s essential to understand your legal rights. This is a grave offence and should not be taken lightly. Unfortunately, deception law is highly complicated and it isn’t recommended that you defend your case alone. The nature of deception or fraud means it draws in legal issues from finance law and business law.
At JD Solicitors, we’re here to provide legal guidance for any individual who’s been accused of deception. If you’re currently facing charges – or are trying to help someone undergoing deception offences charges – then please don’t hesitate to contact us today. You can get in touch via our website and we’ll be more than happy to handle your unique case.
Deception is closely interlinked with fraud. If you have been charged with deception, it suggests that you have lied about something or concealed information to either the detriment of others or the benefit of yourself.
To put it in simple terms, fraud is considered an act of deception. By nature, all acts of fraud will require deception. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all acts of deception are considered fraudulent. It depends on the situation. However, if you have been charged with deception offences, there’s a high chance it will be deception by fraud.
The law surrounding deception is overly complicated – but it has been simplified within the last 20 years. The introduction of the Fraud Act 2006 helped simplify deception law as it replaced the Theft Act 1968 and 1978. It took the concept of fraud and deception offences, effectively condensing it into three general categories.
These categories are as follows:
All of these instances are examples of fraud by deception and will carry criminal charges. Currently, you may receive a prison sentence of up to 10 years if charged with deception.
It is always devastating when you have been charged with criminal offences, not least of which when it’s as serious as fraud by deception. Whether you believe you’re guilty or not, our criminal defence lawyers are here to help.
We will provide around-the-clock guidance throughout your case, offering our professional services to help you prepare for trial. Our team will work tirelessly to get the desired outcome so you can protect your reputation and live in peace once more.
Contact JD Solicitors today to learn more about our deception crime services and what we can do to help.