Reports published by Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in recent years have shown that incidences of fuel fraud have been on the increase, with criminals selling stolen or doctored fuel as the price of petrol and diesel has continued to rise.
If you are accused of selling fuel illegally, or are the subject of a fuel raid, the Criminal Defence Solicitors at Wilford Smith can help. We have many years’ experience in representing clients in this area and have the required skills, knowledge and determination to ruthlessly develop a top-level strategy on your behalf.
Fuel fraud can take many forms, with those convicted of engaging in such practice being subject to hefty fines and in some cases custodial sentences. The use of “red diesel”, which attracts a lower tax rate than conventional fuel, is restricted exclusively to those working in the agriculture industry, but in some instances will be illegally sold for road use due to the substantial profits that can be made. In other cases, gangs have targeted garages and transport companies, with this stolen fuel then being sold in “pop-up” garages. If you are accused of engaging in fuel fraud, Wilford Smith's Criminal Defence Lawyers can offer clear, straight-forward, jargon-free advice to help you conduct the most robust defence against any charges.
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