Cases involving advance fee fraud are also known as 419 fraud, this is because Section 419 of the Nigerian Penal Code prohibits advance fee fraud.
Advance fee fraud cases can be complex and suspects or defendants facing advance fee charges require specialist legal advice to defend allegations or charges of advance fee fraud.
Duncan Lewis can advise on allegations relating to advance fee fraud/419 fraud even before a charge is brought or a police interview has taken place.
Our fraud solicitors offer robust criminal defence services in fraud cases and are available to advise on fraud allegation involving advance fee fraud.
It is vital to take legal advice as early as possible in cases involving advance fee fraud, to ensure that errors and misjudgements are not made at an early stage of a case, which may later prejudice the outcome if charges are brought.
Our fraud solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with the various investigating authorities which may be involved in an advance fee fraud case, including:
Duncan Lewis' Crime department has been recognised as a Top Tier and recommended criminal defence practice by Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500 edition for its General Crime and Fraud work.
Our fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in case building based on a sound knowledge of the criminal justice system and the ability to assemble compelling evidence and documentation in advance fee fraud cases.
Our lawyers are able to represent clients at police stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and the Court of Appeal. The team also includes highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.
There are Duncan Lewis offices across England and Wales and our fraud lawyers can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on advance fee fraud charges.
We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges – call us during office hours on 0333 772 0409 for expert legal advice on all fraud charges.
For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 0333 772 0607.
We advise clients who are facing fraud charges, or who may be interviewed in relation to fraud allegations, to contact us as soon as possible.
Our fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for fraud is brought, and a solicitor from our specialist fraud department can attend a police station fraud interview conducted by the police, Serious Fraud Office or HMRC.
Duncan Lewis is a leading provider of Legal Aid criminal defence services. Legal Aid is means tested and may only be available in certain circumstances, our team can advise further on this at the initial client meeting.
In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, we offer competitively priced fee levels for private client representation – with fixed fees and advance notice of any costs whenever possible.
In some criminal cases, ‘after the event’ (ATE) insurance may be an option and our lawyers will advise on an appropriate level of insurance to cover the potential costs of defending a criminal case and to pay any costs imposed by the court.
Call Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors to discuss allegations or charges involving advance fee fraud on 0333 772 0409.