The trading in illegal tobacco products is a multi-billion-pound industry, with trading standards, HMRC and the police seeking to disrupt the importation and sale of these goods which are seen to present risks to public health as well as undermining legitimate businesses.
If you are suspected of being involved in the sale of illegal tobacco, the Criminal Defence Team at Wilford Smith is committed to providing a high-level, client-focused and highly personal service, developing a top-level strategy to ensure the best possible outcome for you. We offer clients an exceptionally strategic approach from the earliest stage of any investigation, with a strong reputation for litigation and advocacy skills meaning our lawyers are excellently placed to lead your defence should your case proceed to court.
Tobacco offences include the importation of illicit tobacco, that is without the required duty being paid, or the production and sale of counterfeit tobacco products. In many cases, those responsible have ties to organised crime and, as such, authorities will take a vigorous approach to undermining the sale of these goods. Those convicted of these offences can expect to receive substantial fines and, in serious cases, custodial sentences. The Criminal Fraud Solicitors at Wilford Smith will work tirelessly on your behalf to ensure the protection of your personal position and your reputation.
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Our Criminal Defence Lawyers are based in Sheffield and London and advise and represent clients throughout England and Wales. Contact us today on 01709 828 044 to find out how we can help.