Fraud & Theft

Fraud & Theft Defence Lawyer Toronto

If you have been arrested for Property Related Offences in Toronto, Ontario contact an experienced Toronto Defence Lawyer before you speak to the police.

A criminal conviction can negatively impact your future in many ways. It can be especially difficult to obtain employment when a criminal conviction is found in a background check. Property related offences are divided into several distinct categories and charges can be brought against you either for direct theft or indirect acts related to theft.

Any involvement in the commission of a crime related to theft, any preparation or possession of items related to theft and any method by which theft is attempted is a pursuable offence. Charges will be brought against you even if you were unaware of your connection to Property Related Offences. If you have been arrested or charged with a Property Related Offense, do not hesitate to find out how to protect your rights and call The Law Offices of Jeffrey I. Reisman today.

Property Related Offenses in Ontario Include:

  • Robbery
  • Extortion
  • Theft
  • Fraud
  • Break & Enter
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of Burglar
  • Tools
  • Arson
  • Mischief
  • Prowl By Night
  • Trespass
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Forgery
  • Uttering Forged
  • Documents
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Offences
  • Bribery

Theft – Criminal Code

322. (1) Every one commits theft who fraudulently and without colour of right takes, or fraudulently and without colour of right converts to his use or to the use of another person, anything, whether animate or inanimate, with intent

(a) to deprive, temporarily or absolutely, the owner of it, or a person who has a special property or interest in it, of the thing or of his property or interest in it;

(b) to pledge it or deposit it as security;

(c) to part with it under a condition with respect to its return that the person who parts with it may be unable to perform; or

(d) to deal with it in such a manner that it cannot be restored in the condition in which it was at the time it was taken or converted.

Robbery – Criminal Code

343. Every one commits robbery who

(a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property;

(b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;

(c) assaults any person with the intent to steal from him; or

(d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.

Fraud – Criminal Code

380. (1) Every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service,

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years, where the subject-matter of the offence is a testamentary instrument or the value of the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars; or

(b) is guilty

(i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or

(ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction, where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.

If you have you been charged with theft, motor vehicle theft, robbery, fraud, shoplifting or other property-related offences, Jeffrey I. Reisman is committed to defending your case and can provide you with the defence you need. Do not plead guilty. A guilty plea will result in a conviction and will remain on your permanent record causing severe consequences in both your social and professional life. Trust a Toronto defence lawyer who understands the trial process and can assist in achieving the best possible outcome.

Contact Jeffrey Reisman directly at 647.351.HELP or 647.351.4357

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