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Intention To Deceive

Intention to Deceive: Tackling Deceptive Practices with Invictus Legal's Insight


Intention to deceive, as defined under Section 192H of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), involves knowingly creating or using false or misleading information to obtain an undeserved benefit or cause harm to another. At Invictus Legal, our expertise lies in navigating these complex legal waters. We provide clients with a robust understanding of the law, ensuring they are informed and protected against such fraudulent misrepresentation. Our team is adept at both prosecuting and defending such cases, tailoring strategies that align with our client's best interests.

Expertise in Intention to deceive cases? Contact Invictus Legal at 0410 600 230 for just solutions.

Offences of Intention To Deceive

When it comes to offences under the umbrella of intention to deceive, several key areas are considered prosecutable:

  • Counterfeiting Documents: Creating a fake document or altering an existing one to deceive.

  • Falsification of Records: Tampering with official records to misrepresent the truth.

  • Imitation of Signatures: Replicating someone's signature without their consent.

Each of these offences involves a deceptive intent and the creation of a fraudulent facade, potentially leading to significant legal consequences.

Penalties of Forgery


The penalties for forgery are severe, reflecting the serious nature of this crime. A few notable penalties include:

  • False Pretences: Creating a false impression to gain an advantage or harm another.

  • Dishonest Conduct: Engaging in behaviour that is deceitful or intended to mislead.

  • Untruthful Statements: Making false claims or representations knowingly.

Each of these offences carries its complexities and nuances, which Invictus Legal is well-equipped to handle.

Types of Penalties a Court Can Impose for Intention To Deceive

The penalties for intention to deceive vary, but they all carry significant weight, reflecting the seriousness of the offence. The maximum penalty can reach up to 7 years imprisonment. Penalties include:

  • Fines: Monetary penalties that can be substantial.

  • Community Service Orders: Serving the community as a form of reparation.

  • Good Behaviour Bonds: Conditional freedom based on future conduct.

  • Suspended Sentences: A sentence that is delayed under certain conditions.

Pleading Guilty of Intention To Deceive Offence


Pleading guilty to an intention to deceive offence can be a complex decision. This plea indicates an acceptance of responsibility, which can potentially lead to a reduced sentence. At Invictus Legal, we provide comprehensive counsel to help clients understand the ramifications of a guilty plea. We consider all aspects of the case, including the evidence against the client and the potential outcomes, to guide them towards the most favourable decision.

Pleading Guilty of Intention To Deceive Offence


Pleading not guilty to an intention to deceive offence sets the stage for a legal battle where evidence and legal arguments are critical. Invictus Legal excels in meticulously preparing for such cases, leveraging our expertise in deceptive practices and misleading information to build a strong defence. We rigorously challenge the prosecution’s case, striving to protect our client's rights and reputation.

Why Choose Invictus Legal

Choosing Invictus Legal means opting for a partner who can expertly navigate the complexities of fraud and deception cases. Our benefits include:

  • Experienced Professionals: Our team brings years of experience in dealing with cases of fraudulent misrepresentation.

  • Customised Strategies: Every case is unique, and we craft personalised approaches for each client.

  • Comprehensive Support: From legal advice to emotional support, we are there for our clients every step of the way.

  • Strong Defence: We build robust defences for those pleading not guilty, focusing on every detail of the case.

  • Guided Plea Decisions: For clients considering a guilty plea, we provide informed advice to navigate potential outcomes effectively.


At Invictus Legal, we understand the intricacies of cases involving the intention to deceive and stand ready to provide our clients with the support and expertise they need to navigate these challenging legal waters.




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