When it comes to theft, there are a variety of laws and issues – no case is the same. You need to get an experienced theft lawyer who can address the law with your specific case, no matter what kind of theft you have been charged with.
Shoplifting can mean a pack of gum or a computer taken from a store. Because theft can actually be a complicated case, speak with an experienced criminal law practice if facing such a circumstance. What is shoplifting exactly? Well, it is generally defined as taking something out of a store without paying for it, usually in an amount under $5,000. The Canadian Criminal Code defines theft as “taking the property of someone else with the intent to take it away temporarily or permanently from its rightful owner.”
Stolen Property & Robbery
Offences such as possession of stolen property or robbery are considered Hybrid Offences and can be prosecuted as either Summary or Indictable Offences. According to the Canadian Criminal Code being in possession of stolen property, whether or not you are the one who took it, can be a crime, particularly if you knew it was stolen. Robbery is, generally speaking, theft under threat or use of force. Depending on whether or not a weapon is used, the punishment for robbery can be very severe.
Because there is so much riding on the future of the individual accused of such crimes, and because all people are innocent until proven guilty in the eyes of Canadian law, it is crucial that one seeks out an experienced criminal defense lawyer to help them navigate the challenges that criminal law presents.
How can a criminal lawyer help with my theft or shoplifting charge?
Our Criminal Lawyers handle various property offence charges, from shoplifting charges to theft under $5000 and theft over $5000, to fraud and possession of property obtained by crime. These are all property related offences. Our criminal lawyers represent clients charged with all types of theft offences across the Greater Toronto Area, including Brampton, Mississauga, Orangeville, Milton, New market, Toronto, Barrie, Hamilton, Burlington and Oakville. Contact our criminal lawyers today for your free phone consultation where you will speak to an experienced criminal lawyer immediately who will determine how we can assist with your case.
If you have been charged with a theft or fraud related offence in Brampton or Milton court, you need an experienced Brampton Criminal Lawyer who can represent your case in the best possible manner. Call our criminal lawyers today if you have been charged with theft, shoplifting, fraud, breach of trusy, possession of property obtained by crime, or mischief. Our criminal lawyers have the knowledge and experience to handle your case.
Our criminal lawyers often get the results you desire, and we also handle your civil file when a department store seeks civil compensation for the theft, such as Walmart. We provide our clients with a number of additional services post-charge, such as the removal of fingerprints in the police system. Call us and inquire about how your fingerprints, if left in the system, can cause potential problems for you in the future, such as career opportunities or travel to the U.S. We handle your case confidentially, discretely and as fast as possible, so you can return to your everyday life.
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If you or someone you know has been accused, charged, or arrested for a crime and need honest, practical legal advice from a criminal defence attorney, contact us to discuss your options. We have developed formidable negotiation and courtroom skills that ensure the best possible outcome for our Clients.