If you are facing allegations of benefit fraud, it essential to have an expert criminal defence solicitor on your side. We are experienced in defending allegations of benefit fraud in criminal cases. We are skilled and experienced expert benefit fraud solicitors.
Our benefit fraud solicitors are available to provide immediate legal support whenever you need it. We offer advice at police stations or at the DWP offices, ensuring that you have access to professional guidance right from the start. Legal aid may be available to cover the costs of your defence, depending on your financial circumstances.
Benefit Fraud Allegations
Benefit fraud allegations can arise for various reasons, including:
These can result from failing to inform the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) about changes in your circumstances, such as an increase in income or a change in your living situation.
Deliberately misleading the DWP
Deliberately misleading the DWP about your income or financial circumstances, income or living situation when claiming the benefit. Deliberately misleading the DWP about your circumstances; for example, claiming as a lone parent when you are in fact cohabiting.
Pretending not to own a property when you in fact do or hiding assets from the DWP to receive benefits based on a lower net worth.
There are many circumstances that can lead to the DWP prosecuting for benefit fraud.
Our Expertise in Benefit Fraud Defence
Our experienced benefit fraud solicitors understand the intricacies of these cases and will work tirelessly to defend your rights.
If you ask us to represent you, we will step in immediately to provide a sound defence. We will work to have charges against you dropped where possible or to secure an early acquittal. Where necessary, we will raise any points there may be in mitigation.
We will review the evidence against you, identifying any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution’s case in order to challenge the prosecution.
We will present any mitigating factors to the authorities, ensuring that you receive a fair hearing and the best possible outcome.
We will advise you on potential penalties and consequences of a benefit fraud conviction, including repayment of overpaid benefits, loss of benefits, financial penalties, potential imprisonment, and confiscation proceedings.
What are the penalties for benefit fraud
- A variety of penalties can be imposed depending on the circumstances of the case:
- Loss of benefits for up to 3 years
Repayment of overpaid benefits
A financial penalty.
- A prison sentence in more serious cases.
Benefit Fraud Solicitors
Facing benefit fraud allegations can be an overwhelming experience. Our dedicated team of benefit fraud solicitors is committed to providing the highest level of legal support and defence to help you through this challenging time.
Contact our Benefit fraud solicitors
We have the expertise to represent you and your business in investigations and against criminal charges.