According to the current Ukrainian legislation, namely the Criminal Code of Ukraine, fraud is a criminal act, the basis of which is an attempt to take possession of someone else’s property, to obtain rights to it through abuse of trust or deception. Fraud can be committed both in relation to property rights and in relation to property in general. It always contains a direct intention to commit fraudulent acts. The description of the composition of this criminal offense is contained in the first part of Article 190 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. In essence, fraud is a minor crime. If you need a lawyer in fraud cases, you can contact the specialists of our law firm Prykhodko and Partners.
The most common types of fraud
The following types of fraud are most common:
This fraud is directly related to the falsification of agreements, contracts and other documents. Forgery of documents is also classified under Article 358 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Its essence is as follows: the taxpayer hides the truth or enters knowingly false data to avoid an increase in taxes.
Insurance fraud consists in forging or falsifying the facts of an accident in order to obtain appropriate insurance payments.
Among its characteristics is the provision of false information to the institution to which the accused applies. For example, some people use a forged document or signature to obtain a loan. Ultimately, credit institutions and banks issue loans to individuals who have committed fraudulent acts.
In this case, the Internet is used as a crime tool for financial gain.
Punishment for fraudulent actions
Fines are the mildest punishment for fraud, and imprisonment for up to 12 years with confiscation of property is the most severe.
Fraud cases are among the most complex. That is why it is very important to pay special attention to building the optimal, most effective protection strategy. The type of punishment depends on such factors as the personality of the defendant, the amount of damage, remorse, etc. Of course, without theoretical knowledge and practical skills, it will be very difficult for you to prove yourself right in court.
Assistance of professional lawyers in fraud cases
Lawyers Prykhodko and Partners guarantee an individual approach to each case and each of our clients. The key to our success is the maximum involvement of a lawyer in criminal proceedings.
All our specialists are experienced professionals in their field. We have hundreds of successfully completed fraud cases.
Thus, it is better to trust highly qualified lawyers. We skillfully operate legal concepts and apply various legal subtleties in the process of criminal proceedings.
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