What is Bankruptcy Fraud?
Bankruptcy fraud offences can occur in various situations, some of which include:
A person obtains property without disclosing their bankruptcy This carries a maximum penalty of a $19,800 fine and up to 3 years imprisonment
A person obtains credit without disclosing their bankruptcy This carries a maximum penalty of $19,800 fine and up to 3 years imprisonment
A person who is bankrupt leaves Australia with the intention of defeating their creditors. This carries a maximum penalty of up to 3 years imprisonment
A person who is bankrupt conceals property from creditors This carries a maximum penalty of up to 3 years imprisonment
Bankruptcy Fraud & The Law
Bankruptcy Fraud offences are outlined in the Offences List of the Bankruptcy Act 1996.
It is important to note that a person can be criminally charged for any of these offences even before the bankruptcy is declared.
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If you have been charged with Bankruptcy Fraud offences, contact one of our offices today and seek the legal assistance of experienced professionals in this field.
At Lawyer Call we will conference with you regarding your circumstances that gave rise to this charge and offer expert legal opinion on how to best deal with your Court proceedings.
Bankruptcy fraud offences are complex and ambiguous in their nature.
Contact our experienced team of Defence solicitors to obtain appropriate and honest legal advice regarding the prospects of defending this charge and the best course to proceed when going to Court.
Alternatively, if a plea of guilty is more appropriate in the circumstances, our Lawyer Call Defence Criminal solicitors have in-depth preparation in gathering and analysing specific medical and supporting documentation to assist your case and make relevant sentencing submissions addressing the early plea of guilty, the circumstances of the offence, as well as any subjective factors that will present an overall picture to achieve the best possible outcome before a Judge and obtain a more lenient sentence.