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Passport and ID fraud

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Passport and ID fraud

 

Identity fraud is a fast growing crime and may involve financial crime, property fraud, immigration fraud, defrauding an individual of their property or conspiracy to defraud.

 

The Money Laundering Regulations 2003 require the public to show passports to verify their identity when setting up bank accounts, buying properties – and even when making an appointment to see a solicitor.

 

Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors have extensive experience in defending allegations or charges relating to passport or identity fraud in cases involving:

  • Benefit fraud
  • Bogus marriages
  • Conspiracy to defraud
  • Credit card fraud
  • Financial fraud
  • Housing fraud
  • Obtaining goods or services by deception
  • Pension fraud
  • Property fraud
  • Immigration fraud
  • Insurance fraud.

Being accused of identity fraud or passport fraud can be a frightening experience – Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can liaise with agencies which may be involved in any fraud investigation, including:

  • City of London Police
  • Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
  • Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)
  • Federation Against Copyright Theft
  • Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
  • HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC)
  • Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
  • National Crime Agency (NCA)
  • Office of Fair Trading (OFT)
  • Serious Fraud Office (SFO)
  • Trading Standards.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Our reputation for excellence

 

The Duncan Lewis Crime Department is ranked in Legal 500 2014 for its General Crime and White Collar Fraud Work.

 

Duncan Lewis 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 passport and ID fraud cases.

 

Duncan Lewis represents clients at Police Stations, Magistrates’ Courts, Crown Courts, and at Appeal Courts such as the Court of Appeal – and has highly experienced Higher Court Advocates with a background in conducting serious fraud cases.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – How to contact us

 

There are Duncan Lewis offices nationwide across England and Wales – and a fraud lawyer from Duncan Lewis can usually reach a client at a police station or court within 45 minutes to advise on fraud charges.

 

We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges from the pre-investigation stage of a charge onwards – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on passport or identity fraud.

 

We aim for the best possible outcome for clients facing fraud charges – call Duncan Lewis any time on 020 7923 4020 for expert legal advice on all fraud charges.

 

For 24/7 help at a police station, call the Duncan Lewis Emergency Hotline on 020 7275 2036.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – When to contact us

 

Duncan Lewis advises clients who are facing fraud charges – or who may be interviewed in relation to passport and identity fraud allegations – to contact us as soon as possible.

 

Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise even before a charge for passport or ID 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 HM Revenue and Customs.

 

The Duncan Lewis Benefits Fraud Department can advise on benefit fraud investigations by the Department for Work and Pensions, involving passport and ID fraud, including attending benefit fraud interviews at job centres conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions.

 

Duncan Lewis Fraud Solicitors – Legal Aid & Private Client – Passport and ID Fraud

 

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.

 

Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors can advise further at the initial client meeting.

 

In cases where a client may not be eligible for Legal Aid, Duncan Lewis fraud solicitors 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 insurance may be an option and Duncan Lewis 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 involving passport fraud or ID fraud on 020 7923 4020.


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