Credit fraud is becomingly hard to tackle and prosecute because of the complexities involved in building a case and proving that there was intent to defraud or conspiracy to defraud.
In some cases, those accused of credit or debit card fraud may even be victims of identity fraud themselves and innocent of the charges brought against them.
It is vital to seek legal advice early if an allegation of credit or debit card fraud is made. Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before an interview under caution has taken place, or if there is a possibility charges might be brought for credit or debit card fraud.
Fraud allegations can affect both individual reputations and business reputations. A conviction for credit or debit card fraud can result in a custodial sentence.
Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have acknowledged expertise in defending cases involving credit or debit card fraud and can liaise with agencies involved in serious fraud investigations, 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 cases involving credit or debit card fraud.
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 credit and debit card 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 credit and debit card fraud offences.
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 credit or debit card fraud, to contact us as soon as possible.
Our fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for credit or debit card 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 credit card and debit card fraud on 0333 772 0409.