Theft cases need a high amount of preparation and scrutiny. In some cases, the defendant may have simply forgotten to pay because they were distracted. Of course, it’s our job to prove that.
Similar to fraud charges, theft is divided into two categories:
- Theft over $5,000. This indictable offence results in up to 10 years in prison.
- Theft under $5,000. The Crown can choose to impose an indictable offence, which results in up to two years in prison, or a summary conviction, which results in up to six months in prison and/or a maximum fine of $5,000.
The Court has several factors to consider when delivering a sentence. They are:
- The amount stolen
- The offender’s age and personal circumstances
- The degree of trust
- Level of sophistication
If you’re convicted for theft, your employment opportunities are significantly reduced. A Gambriani theft lawyer will provide you with legal support that works day and night to build your case and ease your stress. We know your future is unclear, but having us as your partner in your time of need is the best decision you will ever make.
Call +1 (416) 628-2041 today and discuss your case with us.