Damage to property is often in a Domestic context. Regardless of the context, and, depending on the history of the individual accused person, it is often possible to resolve this type of charge without having to go through trial – often times, these charges can be diverted or resolved by way of a discharge – resulting in no criminal conviction.

It is a little-known fact that the offence of break and enter – when into a residence – carries with it a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. As such, Break and Enter is considered one of the most serious offences in the Criminal Code.

There are many technical defences to a trespass to property charge. Depending on the history of the individual accused person, it is often possible to resolve this type of charge without having to go through trial – often times, these charges can be diverted or resolved by way of a discharge – resulting in no criminal conviction.

Many weapons offences have very significant minimum jail sentences attached to them. It is crucial that you hire an experienced lawyer to assist you in defending such charges. Often times there are technical defences available to you that you are unaware of. Call me, I have the experience to help you.

Our team has the knowledge and extensive trial experience to explain the details of your case and outline your options moving forward. What makes us different from most firms is that we are here when you need us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have questions about your assault case and want to know the best way to proceed, then contact us now for a free consultation. It is vital that you receive a full and frank review of your case as soon as possible.

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FAQ: Break and Enter

Break and Enter may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment.

Break and Enter is one of the most serious offences in the criminal code and can carry a penalty of life imprisonment. Our office can help you understand the specifics of your case and the potential penalties you may be facing. Contact our office to schedule an appointment.
Section 348 states:

348. (1) Every one who

  • (a) breaks and enters a place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein,
  • (b) breaks and enters a place and commits an indictable offence therein, or
  • (c) breaks out of a place after
  • (i) committing an indictable offence therein, or
  • (ii) entering the place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein, is guilty
  • (d) if the offence is committed in relation to a dwelling-house, of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for life, and
  • (e) if the offence is committed in relation to a place other than a dwelling-house, of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years or of an offence punishable on summary conviction.

... R.S., 1985, c. C-46, s. 349; 1997, c. 18, s. 21.

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