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Ashmans Solicitors has helped hundreds of clients just like you to respond effectively to suspicion or charges of cybercrime and related offences. Our specialist Cybercrime Defence Solicitors are available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can provide you with the detailed, well-researched advice you need even in the most pressing situations.
BIRMINGHAM CROWN COURT Hungary v Fenyvesi (2009) EWHC 231 (Admin), (2009) 4 All ER 324 The principal of Ashmans Solicitors represented RF who is a Hungarian Roma with the use of an expert barrister extradition was discharged on grounds of extraneous considerations and found to be incompatible with his rights under Articles 3 and 6, European Court of Human Rights. The District judge at the city of Westminster magistrates found that if RF returned there was a real risk of inhumane or degrading treatment and denial of fair a trial. This matter was appealed by the Hungarian judicial Authorities to the High Court, Queens Bench Division.
On Appeal the Hungarian judicial Authorities tried to adduce fresh evidence to rebut what had been said by RF. The Queen’s Bench Division of the Administrative Court: ruled that in a case where the district judge had discharged six arrest warrants in relation to the first and second respondents, who were ethnically of Roma origin and culture, where their extradition was sought, the appellant Hungarian authorities could not subsequently adduce fresh evidence since it would not have been decisive; moreover, it was evidence that could have been adduced before the judge. The principal of Ashmans and the instructed barrister succeeded in helping the client to secure his freedom. This case is now an important principle where foreign Judicial authorities try to adduce fresh evidence. This principle is still cited in extradition cases.
Ashmans were instructed in this cybercrime case following an extensive police investigation into the hacking of a company by some of its former employees. Some of the defendants in the case were said to have caused over £900,000 worth of damage through deleting crucial data.
Our client was accused of theft and computer hacking with intent. The Prosecution alleged he had stolen a domain name belonging to the company by hacking into 123.reg and using WhoIs Privacy to hide the domain name from the company.
This was a complicated and technical case, which required expert knowledge of the subject area and thorough analysis of the evidence. If the Prosecution case had been proved, our client faced the likely loss of his job and a potential prison sentence.
Following our service of a legal argument on the Prosecution, contending that a crucial element of the Prosecution case had not been proved, we convinced the Prosecution to allow our client to plead guilty to a single far less serious offence instead. As a result, the Court ultimately sentenced him to a fine. Our client was extremely pleased with the outcome.
Ashmans Solicitors successfully secure acquittal in a high profile fraud case. The Defendant was charged with conspiracy to defraud Barclays Private Client International Bank by obtaining mortgage loans to which the Crown allege they were not entitled to. This was a historical high-value mortgage fraud dating back to January 2006. The approximate value of the fraud which the Crown alleged was approximately £40 million dealing with a number of high-value properties. Our mortgage fraud solicitors investigated these allegations tirelessly.
The Defendant was one of 12 individuals charged with the said offence. The Prosecution case was that the mortgages applied for were obtained by providing false information to the Bank which the Defendants knew to be false. This was a highly organised conspiracy in which each Defendant is alleged to have played their part. It involved purchases using an off-shore company registered in the Isle of Man or the British Virgin Islands as the purchasing entity. The punishment for Mortgage fraud.
The Defendants involved in the case were predominantly professionals who were either introducer/agents in the property business, property dealers, chartered surveyors, mortgage brokers, bank manager and two solicitors. Following a three month trial our client was acquitted unanimously by the Jury. The case was voluminous in its nature involving in excess of 20,000 pages of served material. This case involved issues with handwriting evidence, professional property and professional ethics experts.
Contact our Fraud Solicitors if you are facing a similar situation.
We are dedicated to providing world-class service to all of our clients, and we specialise in complex defences, such as those required in the prosecution of cybercrime and intellectual property violations.
The number one piece of advice we can give to anyone accused of a cyber crime is: Retain the services of a specialist Criminal Defence solicitor as soon as possible, tell them absolutely everything and follow their advice to the letter.
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If you are facing any kind of criminal charges, it is vital that you get legal representation and expert advice immediately.
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