Mr. A was attending university in South Wales when he was confronted by the police, and arrested on charges of fraud and possession of criminal property. The reason? His corporate bank account was found to contain tens of thousands of pounds, taken from his earlier company, where he worked as the director.
Frightened for his future, Mr. A immediately contacted us to represented him. Our team of criminal defence solicitors sprang to action, determined to uncover the truth of the matter. Our defence lawyers began by meticulously analysing all evidence submitted by the police and the prosecution, for any inconsistencies or biases against our client. Our lawyers closely analysed our client’s banking history, financial information, payment slips and work history, and his current occupation as a student. Furthermore, our fraud lawyers worked closely with his friends and family members and obtained witness statements while he was a company director, and character references that highlighted his good nature.
The investigation our defence solicitors conducted revealed that the fraud allegations were false, and that the arrest was unlawful. Our client had left the company a few years before, informed the other director – who was a family member – and sold all stocks and shares. As he left the company to focus on his studies, he did not realise that his family member did not close his corporate account, but continued to use it, thus unwittingly implicating our client.
Our fraud lawyers, with overwhelming evidence and strategic legal and financial knowledge, proved that the allegations were false and that our client was a victim. Faced with the facts, the prosecution realised their error and immediately dropped all charges, clearing our client’s name and his reputation. Thanks to the thorough investigative work conducted, our client was freed, and he was allowed to return to his studies.
What begins as a false allegation can quickly snowball into a false arrest, a lengthy trial, and a possible false conviction. Working with family members is no guarantee of your financial safety, and it can take one false allegation to wipe out your savings and your bank accounts for months to come. If you or someone you know is in a similar situation, please don’t hesitate to contact us now. We’re here to help defend your rights and protect your interests.
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