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Benefit Fraud

Criminal Defence SolicitorsIf you are suspected of committing benefit fraud, you need expert advice at the earliest opportunity.  We are very experienced Criminal Solicitors who offer straightforward, honest advice and are consistently highly recommended by our existing and past clients.

Benefit fraud is different to overpayment of benefits, as it is a criminal offence in which you are believed to have acted dishonestly.  We attend Benefits Office interviews with clients and fraud investigators to ensure that our clients’ defence is put forward from the outset.

The possible aggravating or mitigating factors of a benefits fraud case would be;-

  • The total amount involved;
  • Whether the fraud has continued for a long time;
  • The use to which the money is put;
  • How the offence began/If it has been planned in advance;
  • Whether the fraud involves acting with others and if so, what your role was;
  • Whether it involves false identity;
  • Whether it involves forged or falsified documents;
  • Whether any of the money has been voluntarily repaid;
  • Your previous character;
  • Matters particular to you, such as illness, disability, family difficulties.

We will assist you in putting forward mitigating factors in your own case.

We offer free initial consultations, without obligation.  Subject to financial eligibility, Legal Aid is available in respect of any court proceedings.  We offer fixed prices for attending benefits interviews with you and for attending court to represent you, if you do not qualify for legal aid.

Call us on 01642 293427 and our Crime Team will assist you.

 

Why use our firm to defend your benefit fraud case?

  • Very experienced team who have successfully defended many benefit fraud cases;
  • Free first appointment, with no obligation;
  • Fixed prices for representation if you do not qualify for legal aid;
  • Award winning, trustworthy law firm;
  • Highly rated solicitors, with many positive testimonials on both our website and Facebook.

 

What types of benefits cases can we help with?

  • False representation to obtain benefits;
  • Obtaining by deception;
  • Fraud.