Investment Fraud Criminal Defence
If you or your business is facing investment fraud allegations, it is vital that you contact a legal advisor to discuss your case as soon as possible. Draycott Browne has represented clients in serious high value fraud cases since 1998, meaning we have the expertise required to handle your case with the utmost care.
Our knowledgeable and experienced solicitors know how to approach complex cases such as these, and we will work hard to gain the best possible result for you. We will deal with the authorities on your behalf and advise you on what to say during this difficult time.
Contact us today by calling +44 (0)161 228 2244 or fill out an enquiry form and we will be in touch at a time that is suited to you.
About investment fraud
Investment fraud can come in a number of different forms, usually promising a high return on investment. If you have been accused of investment fraud of any nature, it is essential that you seek advice from a legal specialist as soon as possible in order to prepare a robust defence for your case.
At Draycott Browne, our solicitors have years of experience in defending clients who have been accused of investment fraud and we are confident in our ability to provide the specialist advice and representation that you require at this time.
The most types of investment fraud have been detailed below.
Boiler Room fraud
Share and bond scams usually operate from ‘boiler rooms’, which are high-pressure sales environments used in the process of selling overpriced, worthless or non-existent shares or bonds. Boiler room scams are often use sophisticated tactics to approach potential investors, offering to buy or sell shares in a manner that will bring a large return.
A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation in which the operator generates returns for existing investors through revenue that is paid by new investors. This is an alternative to generating returns through legitimate business activities or profit of financial trading.
Operators of Ponzi schemes can either be individuals or corporations, and grab the attention of new investors by offering short-term returns that are either abnormally high or unusually consistent.
A pyramid fraud scheme involves an unsustainable business that rewards people for enrolling other individuals into a business that offering a non-existent or worthless product. In this type of activity, the person overseeing the scheme usually advertises a multi-level investment scheme that offers extraordinary profits for little or no risk.
When should you seek legal advice?
It is essential to contact a solicitor immediately if you:
- Have been told you are under investigation
- Are facing a prosecution
- Have been charged with fraud
- Have been asked to speak to the authorities
Seeking legal advice as soon as possible means your case is more likely to be a success. We urge those accused of high value fraud to speak to a legal advisor from the moment you are informed you are under investigation. However, we are happy to provide advice and representation at any point during your case.
How we can help
The experienced solicitors at Draycott Browne pride themselves on helping our clients at every step throughout the legal process. We will aid you in the following ways:
- Providing you with assistance in relation to dawn raids
- Preparing you for an interview with the authorities
- Securing bail on your behalf
- Challenging the authorities on search warrants and restraining orders
- Preparing your defence for a trial
- Successfully defending you in court
Contact us today
Our team of knowledgeable solicitors offer services to clients in Manchester and across the North West of England. For advice and representation from us, contact Draycott Browne today on +44 (0)161 228 2244.