If you’ve been charged with a fraud offence, we can help.
Neil Kilcoyne Solicitors deal with fraud cases on a daily basis, and can provide expert advice and representation in the district sheriff and high courts.
Fraud cases tend to be rather complex, and it can take a while for the original fraud report to reach court. However, during this time, it is vital that you seek legal advice and do not wait to see what comes of the allegation.
The delay between the report and court presents a strong opportunity for an experienced fraud lawyer, such as Neil Kilcoyne Solicitors, to make a case to the courts as to why the fraud allegation should not be taken any further.
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Scottish law defines fraud as the act of intentionally deceiving someone, either by making false statements, concealing information, or engaging in deceptive actions, with the intention of causing financial or personal gain for oneself or causing financial or personal loss to another party.
Making false statements, whether in writing, verbally, or through actions, to mislead or deceive another person.
Intentionally hiding or withholding information that is material to a transaction or relationship to gain an advantage or cause harm to others.
Creating counterfeit documents, signatures, or other forms of identification to deceive or commit fraudulent acts.
Assuming someone else’s identity, personal information, or financial details to commit fraud or theft.
Illegally taking funds or property entrusted to one’s care for personal use or gain.
Presenting oneself or a situation in a deceptive manner to induce another person to part with their property or money.
Engaging in fraudulent activities online, such as phishing, online scams, or hacking, to deceive or defraud individuals or organisations.
Sentences and penalties for committing fraud in Scotland will vary on a case by case basis. For less serious allegations of fraud, the maximum penalty on conviction is up to 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine of the prescribed sum. For more serious allegations of fraud, the penalty on conviction can be anywhere between 1 year and life imprisonment, and/or an unlimited fine.
With the stakes so high, it’s essential to consult with an expert fraud lawyer for guidance and representation.
We understand that it is a difficult and stressful time for those accused, and seek to make the process as stress-free and straightforward as possible.
We have ample experience and expertise in the following areas of fraud:
We are particularly experienced in benefit fraud, with years of experience in this area, we regularly represent those accused with this kind of fraud. These cases are often complex and prepared by the department of social security employees, with no expert legal knowledge. We have high levels of success in defending these types of cases.
Dealing with a fraud allegation and investigation can be both a lengthy and stressful process for everyone.
That’s why it's important to work with an experienced criminal defence lawyer. Neil Kilcoyne Solicitors have a vast amount of experience in criminal law. We will do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Dealing with a fraud allegation and investigation can be both a lengthy and stressful process for everyone. That’s why it’s important to work with an experienced criminal defence lawyer.
Neil Kilcoyne and Co Solicitors are, above all, results driven and will always do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for you.
Get in touch with us today to discuss your fraud case with an award-winning defence solicitor.
You are entitled to legal advice before and during police questioning.
We have solicitors available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for advice. Get in touch with a member of our team today to book an appointment or for a free telephone consultation.