Prosecution take no action against Quentin’s client in Fraud case.
Mr CR sought advice and assistance from Quentin Hunt whilst being investigated by the Internal Audit and Anti-Fraud department of the London Borough of Bromley. He was accused of fraud charges relating to the misuse of disabled parking badges. Quentin immediately gathered the material he needed to assess the case at an early stage and took instructions from CR in order to ascertain what the best strategy would be to prevent a criminal prosecution in the matter. Quentin was then able to advise CR as to tactics in respect of attendance at interview and contacted the investigators in order to find out where they were in the case and to make representations in respect of prosecution and charge on behalf of CR. Quentin adopted a strategy of providing the prosecuting authority with just enough information to prevent them thinking that CR was being obstructive but not enough so that they had sufficient evidence to charge him with a criminal offence. It was vital that CR was not charged with a criminal offence as he worked in a highly regulated sector where any criminal conviction would lead to him losing his job and his livelihood, if he lost his job for this reason it would be unlikely that he would ever find re-employment in the sector.
It appears that Quentin’s tactics were effective! Following a period of review, the prosecution department wrote to Quentin to inform him that they would not be launching any criminal action against his client. The prosecution accordingly dealt with the matter by way of an informal letter of warning to his client. CR was therefore able to carry on with his life and employment without a blemish on his character.
Quentin Hunt is an award winning Criminal Defence Barrister who accepts instructions direct from members of the public. He specialises in taking cases at an early stage and making robust tactical decisions and representations to prosecution bodies to ensure that his clients are not charged with Criminal offences. If you find yourself under investigation for a criminal offence, it is essential that you secure the best representation available. Quentin can be contacted for a free, no obligation conversation about any case.