Fraud Lawyers Melbourne (Clifton Hill)

Have you been charged with dishonesty and fraud offences? We can help prepare your defence or offer valuable advice.

Fraud offences generally include accusations such as theft, robbery, armed robbery, burglary, aggravated burglary, handling stolen property, money laundering, going equipped to steal, forgery, bribery and defrauding the Commonwealth. These are all very serious charges.

If you are involved in suc han issue, then you should talk to our fraud lawyers today. We have a discreet office in Clifton Hill Melbourne. Rowan Skinner has extensive experience in fraud cases  in Victoria.

Protect your record

Theft and fraud offences can range from the theft of a chocolate bar to multi-million dollar fraud. For minor thefts, the penalty itself may not always be a client’s greatest concern. Often it is the severe consequences attached to having a criminal record for dishonesty.

A record for a theft/dishonesty charge might prevent a client from obtaining the job that they always wanted or have repercussions for their current job. There are many aspects of these cases that should be discussed with a specialist criminal lawyer – particularly how you might avoid any form of record at all.

Avoid an immediate prison sentence

Serious dishonesty matters will often attract a prison sentence, depending on the circumstances of the case. There are a huge number of relevant factors such as the type of victim, the degree of planning, the method used to obtain the property, whether there has been a breach of trust whilst committing the crime, the amount of the theft or fraud and the nature of the offence itself.

Participating in a record of interview

If you have been involved in a dishonesty related matter and are about to be interviewed in regard to fraud charges, it is critical that you first seek legal advice from an experienced fraud lawyer in Melbourne.

Anything that you say in that recorded interview can and will be used against you at a later date. If you have been charged you should consult a lawyer with extensive experience in dealing with dishonesty matters, to discuss how to best approach your case.

More serious dishonesty related matters 

For armed robbery, aggravated burglary, forgery, money laundering, or other similar charges, you will need a criminal defence lawyer to help you stay out of prison.

For these types of charges it is becoming increasingly difficult to avoid an immediate prison sentence. Having an experienced criminal lawyer on your side is critical.

How you handle this kind of matter could potentially impact the rest of your life. Call our office and make an appointment to see an experienced fraud defence lawyer in Melbourne today.


What our clients are saying about our family law service


I regularly refer my clients to Rowan Skinner and Asc when they need representation. My clients have consistently had excellent advice and successful outcomes through Rowan’s representation at Court and when negotiating settlements. These proven results in combination with Rowan’s personal ability to engage with a diverse range of people, ensures that I will continue to refer my clients who need a family lawyer in Melbourne.


Rowan represented me in the Magistrates Court and the County Court in relation to very serious charges. Rowan was thorough, professional and diligent in his preparation and responded appropriately to my needs. I was acquitted of all charges.


I run a commercial law practice and frequently refer clients to Rowan for assistance and advice with family law. Rowan is a family law specialist: this means he is independently verified as having required skills and clients can have confidence in his ability and ethical standards.

John Whelan

I have a Mortgage Broking business with a large number of clients who having varying needs. I have referred many clients who want an excellent Family Law Specialist to look after them during what are difficult times. I have even referred family members to Rowan as I know he will look after them compassionately and professionally. I have no hesitation in recommending him and his services.

Andrew Kostanksi

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