A great variety of crimes fall under the catch-all term of ‘dishonesty’ offences. Yet the one thing they have in common is that the effects on your life and liberty can be very serious.
Most crimes involving dishonesty can result in a custodial sentence and even where that isn’t the case, a conviction for dishonesty can seriously affect your reputation and career.
That’s why you need the services of an experienced criminal lawyer from the moment you first realise that you’re suspected of dishonesty, for any of these offences and more besides:
- Theft, including shoplifting
- Handling stolen goods
- Money laundering
- False accounting
- Tax or VAT evasion
- Benefits fraud
- Bribery or Corruption
- Online copyright infringement
The courts have a wide range of sentencing options for crimes of dishonesty, which run from community orders and fines all the way through to lengthy prison sentences.
Longer custodial sentences tend to be associated with the embezzlement of large sums, from numerous people and over a period of years; but it’s important to remember that courts treat even ‘white collar’ crimes like this with the utmost seriousness.
If you’ve been charged with dishonesty, or believe that you may be, it’s imperative to speak to an experienced criminal defence solicitor as quickly as possible and certainly before giving a formal statement to the Police.
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