If you have been charged with theft or fraud, it is important to call on a lawyer. Me Pierre M. Gauthier can defend your interests if you have been charged with theft or fraud in Quebec or Ontario, and potentially obtain an absolute discharge for you. Call us now.
Have you been accused of theft or having fraudulently taken property, without appearing to have the right to do so, and with the intention of depriving the owner? If so, you need a lawyer. Have you been called to appear because you have been unable to return the item to the owner? In any case, Me Pierre Gauthier can help you avoid a sentence of up to 10 years in prison for theft in excess of $5,000 if he can demonstrate that you sincerely believe that you had the right to act as you did
Section 380 of the Criminal Code defines fraud as depriving someone of anything of value (goods, services, money) using deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means. Anyone who is found guilty of fraud in excess of $5,000 is liable to a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison. On the other hand, a strong defence may save you a criminal record if the value of the fraud does not exceed $5,000 and the judge decides to grant you an absolute discharge.