Experienced Chinese Lawyers for Fraud and other offences

Business-related crime includes criminal activities committed within commercial enterprises, ranging from corruption and fraud to traditional offences like theft and robbery. Additionally, violations of health and safety regulations enforced by local councils can also fall under the category of crimes.

At Canaan Lawyers, we recognize that criminal charges related to business activities can pose a significant threat to your personal and business’s reputation, finances, and future. As a result, we offer legal services for clients facing a range of business-related offences, including:

  • council charges (including health and safety violations);
  • breach of business licenses;
  • fraud and forgery;
  • embezzlement;
  • corruption and bribery;and
  • theft. 

If any of the statements resonate with you, you should speak to our lawyer today to find out the best course of action.

  • You are facing charges for violating health and safety regulations that are enforced by local councils.
  • You have been accused of embezzling company funds or committing fraud in relation to your business activities.
  • You are facing allegations of insider trading or other white-collar crimes that can damage your personal and professional reputation.
  • You have been accused of theft, robbery, or other criminal activities that are related to your business operations.
  • You have been a victim of a business-related crime.

Frequently asked questions

Council charges

What are council charges and what penalties can be imposed for violating them?

Council charges are fees or fines imposed by local councils on businesses for violating health and safety regulations, or other legal requirements. Penalties for council charges vary depending on the severity of the violation. They can range from warning notices and fines to closure orders, criminal record and even imprisonment in extreme cases.

Seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand the best course of action.
Can I dispute council charges?

Yes, it is possible to dispute council charges if you believe they are unlawful, unreasonable or excessive.

Seek legal advice from us and learn how we can provide assistance with disputing the charges.

How can a lawyer help me with council charges?

A lawyer can review the council charges and assess their legality. In some cases, a lawyer may be able to challenge the charges and reduce the amount you owe or have them dismissed altogether.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you.

What is Canaan Lawyers' experience with council charges?

We have helped clients from different industries deal with council charges related to health and safety or other breaches. We negotiate with the council to reduce the impact of council charges and have also challenged council charges that are unlawful, unreasonable, or excessive, resulting in their dismissal or reduction.

If you need assistance with council charges, contact us today.

Fraud and Embezzlement

What should I do if I am being investigated for fraud or embezzlement?

It is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible. Contact a lawyer who has experience in handling fraud and embezzlement cases. They can guide you through the investigation process, protect your rights, and help you develop a strong defense strategy.

Can I be charged with fraud or embezzlement if it was a mistake or misunderstanding?

It is possible, but it will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. If you made an honest mistake or there was a misunderstanding, your lawyer may be able to argue that there was no intent to deceive or defraud. Contact us now to learn about your options.

How can a lawyer help me in a fraud or embezzlement case?

A lawyer can review the evidence against you, identify potential weaknesses in the prosecution’s case, and develop a defence strategy tailored to your specific circumstances. They can also negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf and represent you in court if necessary. Contact us to learn about how we can help you.

What is Canaan Lawyers' experience with fraud?

We have extensive experience in handling fraud and corruption cases, including high-profile cases involving a Chinese-American councilor accused of conflict of interest and a publicly listed company accused of embezzlement.

Our team of lawyers can assist you in reviewing evidence, identifying any weaknesses, and developing a defence strategy tailored to your situation. We can also represent you in negotiations with prosecutors, striving to reach the best possible solution. If necessary, we can represent you in court. Contact us now to learn how we can help you.


What should I do if I have been accused of theft?

If you have been accused of theft, seek legal advice as soon as possible to understand the best course of action. We can help you understand your rights, defend you against the charges, and potentially negotiate a plea bargain or reduced sentence.

What should I do if I am a victim of theft?

If you are a victim of theft, you should report the theft to the police and seek legal advice to help you recover your stolen property or seek compensation for your losses. We can help you pursue a civil lawsuit against the thief or their insurance company.

What is the penalty of theft?

The penalty for theft varies by jurisdiction and the severity of the offence. It can result in fines, imprisonment, or both, depending on the value of the stolen property, criminal history, and use of violence or weapons. Seeking legal advice is crucial for understanding potential penalties.

^This FAQ content is general in nature and not intended as legal advice. For specific legal advice regarding your situation, we strongly advise you to consult with experienced lawyers.

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If you are facing charges with fraud or other offences, Canaan Lawyers is committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Our experienced lawyers will fight for your rights and work tirelessly to minimise the impact of the charges on your life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

At Canaan Lawyers, we pride ourselves in our ability to provide premium law services in a variety of different areas, including criminal law, commercial law and litigation. If you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment with one of our Chinese lawyers in Melbourne, get in touch with our team today. Our Melbourne based office can be reached on 03 9620 0888. Alternatively, you can send an email to info@canaanlawyers.com.au or fill out our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.