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

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

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

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Ralphtiley Tiley
Ralphtiley Tiley
21/03/2024
I hadn't had much experience with lawyers and I found Hugh to be very experienced in my matter.He kept me advised through the whole process and I was very happy with the outcome he obtained.I would recommend them to anyone needing legal help
Mandy Sheer
Mandy Sheer
25/02/2024
I used Hugh on a traffic matter, very stress free, informative and great results! Highly recommend 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
ferruccio cardellini
ferruccio cardellini
08/02/2024
I contacted woods and co lawyers with a matter that I was not convinced could be resolved. After my meeting with Vivian Ngo, I was assured that she would do everything she could to help. Vivian was successful and my matter resolved quickly. I think Woods and Co , especially Vivian Ngo, are worth their weight in gold! Thank you again Ferruccio Cardellini ( Fish )
Chloe Sampson
Chloe Sampson
21/01/2024
Vivian is an amazing lawyer! She was reassuring the whole time and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. Highly recommend
priscilla cher
priscilla cher
05/01/2024
Thank you to the wonderful team at Woods and Co for the professionalism, care, time and effort and excellent service delivery. Thank you from our family to yours. With joy and grace, Priscilla & family
David Ndura
David Ndura
17/12/2023
A big thankyou to Vivian Ngo and her team for her professionalism, knowledge & fast response in achieving a fantastic outcome for my case. I would definately recommend Woods &co for legal advise & representation
Adam Matthews
Adam Matthews
18/11/2023
I would like to draw attention to the excellent and professional conduct of Ben chehade at woods and co, he worked tirelessly, and communicated with my partner and I every step of the process, After hours included to put together a genuine supporting argument to secure me a favourable result on a criminal matter, I will make it clear that breaking the law will always draw a penalty I know this first hand, And all people make mistakes, I'm not proud of it. But with a energetic, confident lawyer like Ben on your side he will secure you a fantastic and fair result !!!!! To Ben I say thankyou!!!
Hayder Al Hamdany
Hayder Al Hamdany
25/10/2023
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.

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.