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In the eye of the law, being dishonest could be far more severe than a regular case of ‘Pinocchio’ or ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’.

In Queensland, dishonesty offences make up a large portion of criminal offences.

How much do we know about dishonesty offences, and what offences fall under this category of dishonesty?

Understanding Dishonesty Offences

‘Dishonesty’ is not an offence of its own, rather, it is a blanket category which sub-divides further offences.

Common Types of Dishonesty Offences

The most common types of dishonesty offences in Queensland are:

  • Fraud;

  • Unlawful use of a motor vehicle;

  • Stealing;

  • Money laundering;

  • Bribery and corruption;

  • Robbery;

  • Certain cybercrime;

  • Tax fraud; and

  • Credit card fraud.

Dishonesty offences are considered serious offences and carry significant penalties. Each independent case and outcome differs depending on the severity of the case, the legal representation you choose (or do not choose) and other elements at stake.

If You Have Been Charged with A Dishonesty or Fraud Offence - Don’t Wait.

Prison time for these offences could range from 5 – 15 years depending on the seriousness of the crime.

Without the correct representation, you could risk facing the maximum penalty and further debilitating life consequences.

Seek The Correct Legal Representation in Criminal Law, Brisbane

For areas covering Rural Queensland to the Brisbane CBD – Creevey Horrell Lawyer’s skilled team of Criminal Lawyers will fight for you, no matter the case.

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