Why Choose Jones + Associates White Collar Crime Lawyers Brisbane for White Collar Crime matters
here are a number of different types of offences of dishonesty offences captured within the Queensland Criminal Code, including but not limited to:
- Money laundering; and
These types of offences are broadly described as “offences of dishonesty” or “white collar crime”. The most common of these type of this offence is Fraud.
Fraud is the offence of applying the property of another person for your, or someone else’s, benefit in a manner that is considered dishonest to the ordinary person. A person must have done this both intentionally and dishonestly.
If convicted for the simple offence of Fraud under subsection (1), a person is liable for 5 years imprisonment.
The maximum penalty will increase to 14 years if any of the following aggravating features are present:
- The offender is a director or officer of a corporation, and the victim is the corporation; or
- The offender is an employee of the victim; or
- The property was subject to a trust agreement, and was dealt with not in accordance with the terms of the trust;
- The offender benefited, or caused a detriment of at least $30,000 but less than $100,000; or
- The offender is/was an employee of the victim.
The maximum penalty will increase to 20 years if any of the following aggravating features are present:
- The offender benefited, or caused a detriment of at least $100,000; or
- The offender carries on the business of committing the offence.
Offences of dishonesty can be difficult to both prosecute and defend due to their often complex nature that often includes significant business and financial records.
It takes specific expertise and skill sets to properly understand offences of this nature and conduct an effective defence. ‘White collar’ crimes are specific in nature and differ in nature to most other criminal of regulatory offences.
Contact Our White Collar Crime Lawyers Brisbane
As the preferred lawyers referred by many commercial firms to assist with their corporate clients with their ‘white collar’ concerns, Jones + Associates is the leading white collar defence experts and can assist with any allegations of dishonesty.
If you or a loved one require assistance with an offence of this nature, please call our office on (07) 3229 3166 for assistance.
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Think of Queensland’s most prominent criminal law cases and it’s likely that Jones + Associates, Director, Alex Jones has been involved.
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