For those seeking to import goods on which duty has not been properly paid, the UK Border Force and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have the powers of seizure and forfeiture.
Wilford Smith’s Criminal Defence Solicitors have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on your behalf if you have been accused of duty evasion. With the threat of a criminal conviction, it is vital that you instruct a legal team immediately who will work tirelessly on your behalf to resist any charges and secure the best possible outcome in your case.
Duty evasion occurs when goods are imported into the UK without paying the required taxes that are due on these products. Most commonly, these cases involve the importation of alcohol and tobacco products, but may also include counterfeit goods, fuel or managed drugs. Enquiries into this type of fraud will often focus on those involved throughout the importation chain, including the owners of the goods, professional agents, storage facility operators, hauliers and drivers. Prosecutions can be detailed and complex, involving lengthy investigations and large numbers of defendants and witnesses. Wilford Smith’s Fraud Defence Lawyers will provide you with legal advice that is clear, jargon-free and of the highest standard if you are suspected of duty evasion.
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