Since 2010, offences related to fraud in New South Wales have been consolidated under the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW). There is one main fraud offence under section 192E of the Act that makes it a criminal offence for anyone to dishonestly:
Acquire property which belongs to someone else;
Obtain some kind of advantage financially; or
Cause someone else any kind of financial disadvantage;
by deceiving anyone else.
WHAT IS YOUR NEXT STEP ONCE YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH THE OFFENCE?
If you have been charged with a fraud offence, you may face a term of imprisonment. That is why you need to engage Brydens Lawyers to advise you and act on your behalf. Being charged with a fraud offence can be frightening so it is important that you have an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyer on your side. Obtaining advice from Brydens Lawyers at the earliest opportunity will give yourself the best chances of having your charges reduced or even dropped if possible.
WHAT ARE YOU
ABLE TO APPEAL?
Should an offence be proven and you are found guilty, you may be able to appeal the offence within 28 days to a higher Court.
If your offence is proven in the Local Court, you may appeal to the District Court.
If your offence is proven in the District Court, you may appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal.
WHEN SHOULD YOU
CONSULT A LAWYER?
You should consult a lawyer once you have been provided with the relevant documentation relating to the offences you have been charged with.
WHAT ARE THE
LEGAL COSTS INVOLVED?
Brydens Lawyers will discuss in detail with you the likely costs to be incurred as they can vary significantly from case to case. Our Criminal lawyers are committed to getting the best result for you. Whether you are pleading guilty or not guilty, Brydens Lawyers will prepare you thoroughly for court.
WHY ARE BRYDEN’S LAWYERS THE RIGHT REPRESENTATION FOR YOU?
It is important for you to receive technical advice on the law but also practical assistance in achieving a satisfactory outcome. Brydens Lawyers can assist you with representation that will help you work through the complex legal process for fraud offences and achieve the best possible outcome.
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