About property and fraud offences.
Property and fraud charges range from theft, burglary (also see Criminal Law) to fraudulent use of documents, benefit fraud and charges involving directors of companies and proceeds of crime and forfeiture.
The Courts in New Zealand take these types of offences very seriously and many of the charges attract lengthy prison sentences and/or significant financial loss. Of course, this is dependent on the seriousness of the alleged facts, complexities of the case and the particular charges.
We have helped many of our clients either resolve or defend these types of charges; we have many years of experience dealing with a variety of property and fraud offences. Fraud and financial crimes occur when a person or entity takes property or money with an intent to gain a benefit. These types of crimes normally involve some form of deceit or alleged breach of trust. In today’s developing world, these types of crimes can take many forms and change with developments in technology and new ways of avoiding detection from authorities.
Fraudulent activity can range from using another’s credit card, forgery and money laundering to white collar crimes such as tax evasion, use of funds for personal gain and alleged breaches of director’s duties (seen in cases involving directors or managers of companies).
Each situation and fraud related case is different. Different circumstances dictate who the prosecuting authority or investigators will be including the Ministry of Social Development, the Serious Fraud Office, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD), the Financial Markets Authority and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.
With these types of charges, you should obtain the best possible advice and representation.
Key areas of service.
Common offences we represent clients for include: