Conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation is one of the most serious of fraud allegations. Even just making the plan to work together with others or another to make money dishonestly is enough to be imprisoned. Those who carry out the plan can also be charged with other offences.
An investigation into a conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation can be very stressful. You’ll likely to feel anxious about what the outcome of any trial might be. Will you be imprisoned and given a hefty fine? How will your dependents manage financially without your income?
If it’s alleged that you or a loved one are involved in a fraud case, then your next step should be to seek advice from an experienced fraud lawyer. By working with skilled and determined fraud lawyers, there’s a chance that your case could even be dismissed before it gets to court.
Have you been charged or arrested for Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by False Representation?
If you are reading this article, there’s a good chance that either you or somebody you know has been charged or arrested in connection to a conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation case. You’re also likely to be feeling stressed and concerned about where the future may take you or your loved one.
To help you to understand what is involved, we’ve brought some of the questions you may have to this page with their answers. If you have any questions that you cannot find answers for here, then contact us and we will provide you with any further information that you need.
What type of actions are considered Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by False Representation?
Here are some examples of how the offence of conspiracy to commit fraud by a false representation can be committed.
Planning to use a stolen credit card – by just agreeing or implying to another that you can work together to execute this crime, you could be found guilty. You don’t need to commit the crime to be convicted.
Agreeing to advertise a vehicle and list it as being in good condition when it is not – for example when two people decide to promote a vehicle as being in good working order, but it is actually a ‘write off’ and it should not be for sale.
Planning to sell an object that isn’t yours to sell – an example of this is when you advertise and promote an item online that does not belong to you. You may tell people that it belongs to your family and that they are happy for you to sell it. However, in reality, this is not true. The conspiracy part comes into play when you agree with another person to commit this crime.
There are many other examples. If you need further information about what constitutes a fraud by false representation crime, you can always make contact with us for further information.
What happens in a Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by False Representation investigation?
When a conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation investigation takes place, it’s typically very stressful. You and your partner will be concerned about how dependents will manage without you being able to work. If you are imprisoned, you won’t be able to make an income to provide any financial support. Your dependents may not have enough to cover food and bills.
Your life and that of your dependents are likely to feel uncertain and unstable.
Every case is unique. No matter what the circumstances are, it’s vital that you speak with a skilled fraud solicitor or criminal lawyer. Gaining access to their knowledge and legal advice will provide you with some understanding of what the outcome may be. You will also gain some emotional support which will help you get through the investigation.
Have you been falsely accused of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation?
Every day there are cases where people are wrongfully accused of being involved in crimes. Allegations can come when people have made a genuine mistake and in other cases stem from people purposefully trying to create difficulty for those accused.
If you are being wrongfully accused of being involved in a case of conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, then it’s vital to get this addressed as quickly as possible. Your first step is to engage a legal professional with experience in the fraud area of the law.
Depending on your unique circumstances, there is a possibility that the lawyer will be able to get your case dismissed and your name cleared before it goes any further.
In some cases, allegations are made in an attempt to find out who was actually involved in a conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation situation. It’s in the cases that it’s essential that you hire a competent and experienced legal representative.
Without a lawyer, you cannot find out more until the interview
Unfortunately, even when you’re arrested you are quite unlikely to find out what the root of the matter is until you attend your police interview.
It’s absolutely critical that you don’t attend the police interview without a solicitor. The police are trained to secure convictions, so they will be going all out to get one at your meeting.
By taking a lawyer with you, you’ll immediately give yourself an advantage. Your lawyer will be able to ask the police what evidence they have on your involvement. The lawyer will be able to access further information about the conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation investigation. They will also be able to use this information to create a robust defence for you.
The questions that are asked at the interview are likely to be very probing. You may see proof that you committed the crime. The conversation will be high pressure, and you may find it very upsetting.
At the end of the interview, you may be charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.
What should you do if you get arrested or charged with conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation?
The area of law around the conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation offence can be very complicated. Of course, nowhere is it written in stone that you are required to take legal representation; however, if you don’t do so, you are putting yourself at risk. Something to note is that British law changes continually. Without monitoring new changes, it would not be possible to understand how those changes can be applied to your advantage.
Our solicitors continually track these changes and hiring specialist knowledge of this nature will give you an advantage.
A search warrant will be applied for from the courts so that police can look for evidence. Unexplained assets, your bank statements, phone bills and physical belongings will all be searched to find proof. There may even be some covert surveillance of you, your family and your connections, depending on how significant the case is.
Many people find it frustrating that the police sometimes take communication devices away, such as smartphones. They will use them to search for evidence on your social media accounts and other communication channels such as SMS text messages or WhatsApp messages.
What type of sentence could you get for Conspiracy to Commit Fraud by False Representation?
A conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation case will typically be heard in the setting of the Crown Court. For this offence, you may be awarded ten years of imprisonment if you’re found guilty. In addition, you may receive a fine.
What mitigating factors may be considered in sentencing?
When two or more people are plotting, planning or agreeing to defraud somebody by false representation to deceive them or expose them to specific loss or risk, it’s considered to be very serious. In response, the court often hands out hefty punishments. The role of the prosecution is to prove that you have acted dishonestly, as agreed with another.
Could you go to prison for conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation?
Being convicted for the conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation offence can come with some painful penalties. In addition to potentially going inside for up to ten years, you could also be handed a fine.
Of course, this is a very worrying time for both you and your family. It’s vitally important that you take the right steps to protect the wellbeing of all of you.
It’s necessary that you engage a lawyer who is an expert in fraud and who handles conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation cases regularly.
Does a conviction for conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation go on your criminal record?
If your conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation case progresses to court and you are found guilty and convicted, you will receive a permanent criminal record.
How Can Stuart Miller Solicitors Help?
Our solicitors regularly handle conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation cases and know a variety of approaches to defending those accused.
Going above and beyond the call of duty is especially true when the stakes are so high. If there is a real possibility of you being convicted and receiving a lengthy term of imprisonment, then it’s vital that you win. In addition to prison, there is also likely to be Confiscation Proceedings to follow the main case. This could have an unimaginable and devastating impact on your family members.
It’s critical that you hire fraud solicitors who are known for being creative problem solvers. They also need to be experienced and knowledgeable and be there right by your side throughout the case that they are dedicated to winning.
What will happen when I instruct a fraud lawyer?
We allocate a Solicitor, Barrister and Caseworker to each conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation case, which will ensure that you receive an outstanding level of customer service throughout. You can be sure that someone will always be available to assist you, and there is more than one legal mind being applied to the issues in your case.
Besides a strong legal team, we have a strong network of expert witnesses. In addition to experienced and knowledgeable financial experts, we also have access to some of the best mobile phone experts in the UK. They will examine, study and analyse every piece of evidence to comprehend how it can be used to help you.
By taking action rapidly in any potential court case, it’s possible to increase the chances of being successful. Most prosecutions are appreciably daunting and require advice from legal experts at every crossroads.
We offer you a free consultation when you can discuss your case with us. Also, we can attend the police station with you at no charge and then work with you to understand your financial circumstances. We believe that no matter your financial standing, if the State prosecutes you, you must also be defended with funds by the State.
Would you like to discuss your case before instructing us?
If you’d like a no-obligation chat with us before engaging us, then call us today. We are here to help and can be the helping hand that you need to get you the most favourable outcome possible.
Please contact our Fraud Solicitors to arrange a meeting with us. You can do this by phone, video or in person. You may want to WhatsApp us (see link below) to make the arrangement.
Why should I contact Stuart Miller Solicitors?
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We will help you to get through this ordeal and understand the emotional aspects of facing a charge of fraud
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