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Have you been charged with a fraud, theft, or dishonesty offence?
Fraud, theft, and dishonesty convictions can have a long term impact and any such offence should be dealt with seriously. Doogue + George are experienced in defending every type of fraud, theft, or dishonesty charge and also achieving the best outcome for people who are pleading guilty to these charges.
Fraud offences vary from computer fraud and tax fraud to government fraud. These charges cover small amounts to offences involving millions of dollars. The same is true for theft and dishonesty offences. In this section of the website, you will find an extensive number of articles about these offences as well as relevant penalties and real case studies with actual results.
Some issues in fraud, theft, and dishonesty cases are:
- Can the prosecution establish the link to the amount they claim?
- Is there another explanation for what happened?
Serious criminal frauds, government frauds and elaborate financial transactions are very intense in terms of preparation, often requiring access to great forensic experts. Theft and dishonesty offences also require similar expertise. We can source these experts and present you with a strategy that will deliver you the best results. We have considerable experience dealing with financial crimes.
Click on the links below to read further legal information regarding specific fraud, theft, and dishonesty charges:
- Accessibility of Records for Tax Department
- Additional Records for Taxation
- Consequences of failing to comply with section 260A
- Contaminating goods causing public alarm or economic loss
- Corporate criminal responsibility for offence against section 254
- Dealing With Property Suspected of Being Proceeds of Crime
- Deliberately omitting information
- Destruction of evidence
- Directors must give information to company
- Failure of directors to call general meeting
- Failure of responsible entity to call meeting of the scheme’s members
- Failure to lodge documents
- False accounting
- False statements
- False statements by company directors
- Falsification of documents
- Falsifying or concealing identity
- Form of record – English language
- Frauds by officers
- Giving false or misleading information to tax officers
- Going Equipped for Stealing
- Good faith, use of position and use of information
- Handling Stolen Goods
- Importing And Exporting Border Controlled Precursors
- Inclusion of false or misleading information in records
- Inducement to be appointed liquidator etc. of company
- Listed company – director to notify market operator of shareholdings etc.
- Material Personal Interest – Director’s Duty to Disclose
- Notice to ASIC of Share Cancellation
- Notice to ASIC of Share Issue
- Obstruction of Commissioner or an Authorised Officer
- Obtain Financial Advantage By Deception
- Obtaining Property By Deception
- Obtaining Property By Deception – Commonwealth
- Offences By Officers of Certain Companies
- Offences for Failure to Comply With Statutory Duties
- Offences for Failure to Comply With Statutory Duties By Guarantor
- Period of retention
- Possess Property Reasonably Suspected To Be Stolen
- Requirement to Keep Proper Records
- Suppression of Documents
- Taking or Use Vehicle Without Owner’s Consent
- Tax Evasion
- Theft – Commonwealth
- Threats to Destroy or Damage Property
- Unauthorised Access to or Modification of Restricted Data
- Unauthorised Impairment of Data Held in Computer Disk, Credit Card or Other Device
- Unauthorised Impairment Of Electronic Communication (Commonwealth)
- Unauthorised Impairment of Electronic Communication (State)
- Unauthorised Modification of Data to Cause Impairment (Commonwealth)
- Unauthorised Modification of Data to Cause Impairment (State)
If you have been charged with a fraud, theft, or dishonesty offence and need advice or legal representation, call 03 9670 5111 or fill out the form to the right of this page to contact an experienced fraud lawyer.
Can't find the offence you're looking for? Check out our alphabetised list of all the criminal offences on our site.