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Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement

Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement: Navigating Legal Consequences with Invictus Legal

The term "Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement," as defined under section 192G of the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), refers to the deliberate act of deceiving another party through false or misleading statements to gain a fraudulent advantage. This complex legal area demands nuanced understanding and strategic handling. Invictus Legal, with its expertise in white-collar crime and financial misconduct, offers comprehensive legal services to navigate these challenging waters. Our team is adept at dissecting the intricacies of such cases, ensuring that our clients receive skilled representation and informed advice.

Expert handling of Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement cases with Invictus Legal. Contact 0410 600 230 for fair legal pathways.

Offences of Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement


Intention to defraud by false or misleading statements can manifest in various forms, each carrying significant legal implications. Here, we outline key offences under this category:

  • False Representation: Making a knowingly untrue statement to gain a financial advantage or cause a loss to another.

  • Misleading Financial Reporting: Deliberately presenting false financial information to mislead stakeholders.

  • Deceptive Business Practices: Engaging in business activities that are designed to deceive or mislead consumers or other businesses.

Each of these offences involves a breach of ethical conduct and legal integrity, warranting serious legal scrutiny.

Penalties of Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement


The legal system imposes stringent penalties on those found guilty of fraud through false or misleading statements. These penalties reflect the seriousness of the offence and its impact on victims:

  • Imprisonment for up to 10 Years: Reflecting the severity of such crimes, perpetrators can face a decade behind bars.

  • Significant Fines: Monetary penalties commensurate with the gravity of the offence.

  • Restitution Orders: Compelling the offender to compensate the victim for the loss incurred.

  • Community Service Orders: In certain cases, offenders may be required to engage in community service.

These penalties are not only punitive but also serve as a deterrent against financial crimes.

Possible Defences for Intention To Defraud By False Or Misleading Statement

When accused of an intention to defraud by false or misleading statements, several defences can be employed, depending on the specifics of the case. Invictus Legal expertly assesses the situation to identify the most appropriate defence strategy, which may include:

  • Lack of Intent: Proving that there was no intent to deceive or defraud.

  • Truthfulness: Demonstrating that the statements made were, in fact, true and not misleading.

  • Mistake of Fact: Establishing that any false statement was made due to an honest mistake, not out of an intent to defraud.

Our legal team meticulously evaluates every aspect of the case to build a robust defence.

Why Choose Invictus Legal


Selecting the right legal representation is crucial in cases of financial fraud. Invictus Legal stands out for its:

  • Expert Knowledge: Deep understanding of financial and white-collar crime laws.

  • Strategic Defence: Tailoring defences to the specifics of each case.

  • Client-Centric Approach: Prioritising the needs and interests of our clients.

  • Ethical Practice: Adhering to the highest standards of legal ethics and conduct.

  • Proven Track Record: Demonstrated success in handling complex fraud cases.

Our team at Invictus Legal is committed to delivering excellence in legal services, ensuring that our clients are expertly guided through their legal challenges.




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