Fraud & Financial Crime

Passport Fraud

Ashmans Solicitors offers legal aid for fraud and financial crime cases involving passport fraud.

Passport fraud is specific type of identity crime involving the misuse of a passport, with is a crime in most jurisdictions. This type of crime is often committed to pursue other criminal activities such as illegal immigration, smuggling, terrorism.

Passport fraud can be committed by

  • Using stolen passports or expired passports by altering details on it
  • Using false documents (such as a birth certificate)
  • Appropriating the identity of a deceased person by using their passport

Identity theft and passport fraud are extremely serious allegations and if you have been charged with passport fraud, you need help as soon as you possibly can from a specialist fraud defence solicitor.

No doubt, you will be worried and about what is going to happen, what to say if you are being interviewed under caution, and what you should do about getting a solicitor.

We do understand how difficult it is for you, and the sooner you get advice the better for your case, and we will do all we can to make the whole process as stress free as possible.

How Can We Help?

Being arrested or charged with passport fraud is stressful, but we want to make sure that you are absolutely clear about the charges you are facing and what is going to happen next. The legal system is complicated, with many procedures and processes that have to be followed so when we explain what is happening in your case, we will only use plain language, with no legal jargon at all.

Seeking independent legal advice from a specialist Fraud Defence solicitor as early as possible will help you enormously, so if you are at a police station being questioned you should stop immediately and call on 03330 096 275.

Why Choose Ashmans Solicitors?

We know how important it is to have an experienced team behind you and Ashmans Solicitors has built itself a reputation as one of the leading Fraud Defence firms in the country. When we represent you, all of our expertise will be put into making a defence case for you.

Our network of experienced solicitor’s covers England and Wales (the law is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland) and we are available to help you whatever the time, night or day.

You may have concerns about the cost of instructing a solicitor, but the charges you are facing are serious and our fees are competitive. We will discuss a clear fee structure with you right from the start so you know where you stand.

Put your future in the hands of a law firm you can trust to be on your side. Contact us now, we can help.

Why Choose Us?

Whether your legal problem is relating to fraud, criminal law, motoring offences or personal injury, we can help and there are a number of reasons why you should choose us.

  • We have specialist Fraud Defence solicitors available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so no matter when you need us, we can be there to give you the expert advice you need.
  • Once you have instructed us we will select an experienced barrister, who is based nearby, and arrange a conference with them so you can be clear about your prospects
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice, which means that we can put all of our experience behind you and make sure that we get you the best possible outcome, whatever fraud charges you are facing
  • Because we have nationwide coverage, it doesn’t matter where you are in England or Wales, we can help you
  • By being meticulous and not leaving any stone unturned when preparing your case, we are more likely to have found anything which may mitigate your charges and help your case
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud we will be able to help you to reduce the impact on you and your family using our skilled team to prepare for the hearing.

Ashmans Solicitors provides legal defence for passport fraud cases across in Yorkshire – Leeds, Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Sheffield – London – Central London, East London – and nationwide

Contact us Now

You can get in touch with us in a number of ways. You can call us on 0333 009 6275, available 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

If you would prefer you can email us on enquiries@ashmanssolicitors.com or complete our Free Online Enquiry Form and we’ll be delighted to help you.

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Why Choose Us for your Fraud and Financial Crime case?

  • We are ranked as a leading firm in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 – one of the foremost guides to law firms in the United Kingdom.
  • We have specialist Fraud and Financial Crime Defence solicitors available 24/7.
  • We are always on hand to give you the expert advice that you need.
  • Once you have instructed us, we will select an experienced barrister, who is based locally to you. We will arrange a conference with them, so that you can be clear about your prospects.
  • Ashmans Solicitors has built a reputation as a leading criminal fraud defence practice, which means that we can put all of our experience behind you, making sure that we get you the best possible outcome – whatever fraud charges you are facing.
  • We cover the whole of England and Wales – so that we can fully support you at a local level.
  • We pride ourselves on finding often-missed opportunities that will mitigate your charges and help your case.
  • If you are facing Proceeds Of Crime Act (POCA) proceedings following a conviction for fraud, we will be able to help you reduce the impact that this will have on you and your family. We do this by engaging our skilled team to prepare you for the hearing.
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Regina v L.F. Leeds Crown

The defendant in this case was a qualified Certified Accountant. She was originally arrested and interviewed for conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud totalling sums going into millions of pounds.

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Operation Janitor

Operation Janitor was a large-scale VAT fraud investigated and prosecuted by SOCA. The fraud involved nearly 20 companies and abuse of the zero-rated vat reclaims system for new build properties.

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R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court

In this case the defendant along with four others was charged with conspiracy to pervert the course of justice arising out of an accident in which a person died following a road traffic collision.

Read more about "R-v-T. A. Leeds Crown Court"

R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court

The prosecution allege that our client along with a number of other defendants has been involved in a conspiracy to transfer criminal property being valued in tens of thousands of pounds.

Read more about "R-v-A. A. and others Hull Court"

R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009

A number of defendant’s in this case were charged with conspiracy to commit mortgage fraud and money laundering in of an overall sum approaching £1m.

Read more about "R V NF Bradford Crown Court 2009"

"Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court

Ashman’s Solicitors successfully secures acquittal in a high profile fraud and money laundering case.

Read more about ""Operation Caring Today" Preston Crown Court"

R - V - MD & Others Old Bailey

The defendant along with a number of others was alleged to have murdered the deceased arising as a result of a revenge attack.

Read more about "R - V - MD & Others Old Bailey"

R -v- AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court

The Defendant, along with 4 others, was charged with entering into an arrangement to launder the proceeds of crime totalling in excess of £1 million.

Read more about "R -v- AA & Others Huntingdon Crown Court"

R -v- AN Bradford Crown Court

The Defendant, a Company Director, was charged with fraud by false representation amounting to over £660,000.

Read more about "R -v- AN Bradford Crown Court"

R -v- CV Leeds Crown Court

The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation in relation to his role with two companies plus a further charge of theft relating to an alleged loss to David Brown Ltd said to be over £113,000.

Read more about "R -v- CV Leeds Crown Court"

R -v- SA Snaresbrook Crown Court

This was a highly publicised case involving the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The Defendant was charged with fraud by false representation.

Read more about "R -v- SA Snaresbrook Crown Court"

R -v- TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court

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.

Read more about "R -v- TC & Others Operation Aquamarine Southwark Crown Court"

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Don't take our word for it

Ashmans Solicitors were completely professional in their approach from start to finish. They kept me informed of my case throughout and I was overjoyed with the outcome and service.

Jill Buckley
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