Have you been charged with a dishonesty offence?

Contact Woods & Co Lawyers in Adelaide

Use our experience! We can help with serious large scale fraud or a minor shop theft.

At Woods & Co Lawyers, we are experienced in dealing with all sorts of dishonesty offences. You may be feeling embarrassed and charged with a minor shoplifting offence. We can help you realise you are not alone and assist you through the process. Alternatively, we have also assisted defendants charged with fraud and dishonesty offences where the allegations involve millions of dollars.

Dishonesty offences cover a wide variety of matters. Theft, Receiving, Robbery, Money laundering, Dishonestly dealing with documents, Blackmail, Commonwealth fraud, Abuse of public office, computer fraud, Dealing with instruments of crime, Deception, Identity theft, and many others.

We are also very experienced in handling Commonwealth Fraud including Taxation offences, Social Security Fraud, and Corporate Fraud.

We have the resources and experience to handle large complex matters. We appear in Adelaide and all courts in South Australia. We deal with all matters respectfully.

Obtaining legal advice at an early stage is important. Criminal Assets Confiscation proceedings are often commenced in Dishonesty and Fraud matters.

We specialise in criminal law. Don’t call a lawyer who does your corporate work – call a criminal law expert.

Dishonest Offence Lawyers in Adelaide

 We Protect your rights! Please call our friendly experienced team on

8311 3111.

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Why choose us for dishonesty offences?

  • We have over 20 years of experience in delivering great results in criminal and traffic law cases in Adelaide

    We listen! We help! We deliver

  • Our client reviews support the high level of satisfaction we achieve for you.

    We have over 100 5-star reviews across Google & Facebook

  • We specialise only in Criminal and Traffic law matters. Our expertise, reputation & knowledge is second to none.

    We protect your rights!

Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
They are reliable, honest and operate with integrity. I recommend them to anyone who is looking for some great legal advocacy and support. Ben always takes the time to answer any questions I may have, and provides me with all the options available. As a new with a legal matter, it can be difficult to find a suitable lawyer. I was lucky to be connected to Ben. On another note, their charges were also very reasonable to the services they provided.
Sarah Budarick
Sarah Budarick
I seriously have so much respect for woods and co especially Ben who has represented me. They are affordable, professional and aim for the best out come possible. The reception staff are also amazing.
tom warley
tom warley
I can’t speak highly enough of my experience with Woods & Co. Hugh has helped me out on more than one occasion and kept my mind at ease whilst ensuring a positive outcome each time. I would definitely recommend their services to anyone.
Janice Collins
Janice Collins
I would highly recommend Woods & Co Lawyers to others. A special thanks to Hugh for getting a good result quickly. To the ladies at the desk thank you for your wonderful support. Much appreciated 🙂
Lina Abete
Lina Abete
Excellent professional service
Qamar Zaman
Qamar Zaman
I highly recommend Woods&Co Lawyers. I got into big trouble for the first time and of course was scared out of my mind. MICHAEL WOODS AND HUGH WOODS and the rest of the team eased my mind about the whole process. Definitely great customer service and professionalism. I am also very happy with the deal I got. If I ever (which I hope I don’t) get into any other trouble, WOODS&CO Lawyers is the one I will call on. Thank you so much for everything!
Mori Shakouri
Mori Shakouri
Really nice and gentlemen, professional and friendly, highly recommended

Frequently asked questions in relation to Dishonesty Offences.

A document is false if it gives a misleading impression as to its validity or effect.

A person is guilty if they dishonestly engage in conduct.

Conduct includes;

  • creating a false document
  • falsifying a document
  • knowingly possessing a false document
  • producing or using a false document

If you deceive another person or exploit their ignorance or manipulate a machine to benefit yourself, another or to cause detriment then you may be guilty. 

  • For a basic offence: 10 years imprisonment
  • For an aggravated offence: 15 years imprisonment

An offence is aggravated if it occurred under certain circumstances. These are listed in s 5AA in Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA). They include (but are not limited to) factors such as whether to offence was committed:

  • Against a victim under the age of 12 or over the age of 60
  • Against a victim who had a particular relationship with the offender (e.g., a child, spouse or domestic partner)
  • In association with a criminal organisation
  • Whilst the offender was in a position of authority or trust
  • Against a victim who was in a position of vulnerability because of physical disability or cognitive impairment.
  • If the person does not act dishonestly, judged by the standards of ordinary people.
  • A lack of proof that the person engaged in the conduct defined
  • If a person has a legal or equitable right to the property then they may not act dishonestly
  • Suffers from a mental impairment

For a dishonesty offence please use our experienced team in Adelaide.