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.

Theft under $5,000 is often the result of shoplifting from a department store. Often, these stores will send you a demand letter – demanding payment of $500.00 to offset the costs of shoplifting. Do NOT pay. This demand is not a lawful demand. 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.

Theft over $5,000 is a serious charge that often results in a custodial sentence. As a result, it is crucial that you receive timely and effective advice to assist 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

FAQ: Possession of Stolen Property

Possession of stolen property may be prosecuted in one of two ways: by summary conviction or by indictment.

Almost invariably, Possession of stolen property will be prosecuted by summary conviction. If convicted following a trial by summary conviction, you are liable to a fine of up to $2,000 or 18 months' imprisonment or both. 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.
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section cc. 322.(1), every one who is found guilty of Theft Over $5000 is guilty of an indictable offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to ten years.
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section cc. 322., every one who is found guilty of Fraud Under $5000 is guilty of an indictable offense that is punishable by a term of imprisonment up to two years, or in less serious cases, by an offence punishable on summary conviction.
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