Fraud is a serious criminal offence and is defined as someone achieving a practical result by the means of a false pretence or, in simple terms, by acting dishonestly. This dishonesty causes someone to do something that they may not have otherwise have done if it was not for the deception, meaning that a fraud has taken place. It is essential in all fraud cases to prove that the accused intended to deceive.
Fraud Defence in Wishaw, Glasgow & Edinburgh, Scotland
McGovern Court Lawyers have years of experience in representing those accused of fraud and we regularly defend clients from a police station interview right through to a trial.
There are a number of different fraud offences under the law of Scotland including common law fraud, uttering, embezzlement, and a variety of other statutory frauds. The law concerning fraud in Scotland is known to be robust and the definition of a ‘false pretence’ is very wide.
Even remaining silent about a known deception can sometimes be sufficient to constitute a fraud.
Our expert criminal defence team can help you if you have been charged with fraud or arrested for an alleged offence.
In some circumstances, it may be the case that the fraud was unsuccessful but this does not mean that a criminal offence has not taken place. It is still possible to be charged with attempted fraud.
It is vital to seek legal advice as quickly as possible after being arrested or charged. The Procurator Fiscal takes fraud prosecutions very seriously so having expert legal representation is essential in order to ensure that you are defended rigorously.
As experts in defending those accused of fraud, it may be possible, depending on the circumstances, to discuss the case with the Procurator Fiscal’s office and negotiate a lesser charge or even have the prosecution abandoned altogether.There are usually complex issues involved and our team of solicitors are very experienced and you can be assured that you will be in safe hands, no matter how helpless you feel your situation is.
Contact McGovern Fraud Defence Lawyers -Whenever and wherever you need help
For the best possible legal advice, contact McGovern Court Lawyers today. We can guide you through the entire process if you are accused of fraud or attempted fraud, represent you, and help to ensure the best possible outcome. Please contact us on 01698 442 796 or use our online contact form. We will always do our best to help you.
Whether you are from Airdrie, Bellshill, Coatbridge, East Kilbride, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton, Lanark, Lanarkshire, Motherwell, or beyond, McGovern Court Lawyers will be happy to meet with you either at our main office in Wishaw or at one of our consulting offices in Glasgow or Edinburgh.