Theft & Fraud
Theft and fraud charges, also known as “property offences”, fall under two categories depending on the value of what has been allegedly stolen: theft and fraud under $5000 or theft and fraud over $5000.
For those charges falling under $5000 the possible consequences vary. Depending on the criminal history of the accused, charges under $5000 can often be resolved without having to go to trial and without a resulting criminal conviction.
Theft or fraud over $5000 is considered a very serious violation of the Criminal Code that can result in harsh sentencing, including
Regardless of whether the charge is under or over $5000, a theft or fraud conviction can have a significant impact on your current and future employment opportunities, your immigration status if you are not a Canadian citizen, your other personal freedoms as well as your reputation and the reputation of your family.
With the right legal counsel, a pre-trial solution that avoids the potential for a criminal record can be sought and often secured. Vishal Sharma can help you demonstrate your remorse and take the appropriate actions to right your wrongdoing in a way that is