As a Toronto Criminal Lawyer I have helped hundreds of persons avoid jail and a criminal record for the crime of theft. In Canada the Criminal Code includes two forms of theft:
- Theft Under $5000 which is located under section 334(b) of the Criminal Code; and
- Theft Over $5000 which is located under section 334(a) of the Criminal Code
Both of these crimes are treated very differently in terms of punishment and court procedure. Theft Under $5000 is a summary conviction offence and carries a maximum jail sentence of 6 months. By contrast, the charge of Theft Over $5000 is a straight indictable offence and carries a maximum jail sentence of 10 years.
An experienced Toronto Criminal Lawyer can usually deal with the crime of Theft Under $5000 fairly easily without any jail time or a criminal record. However, Theft Over $5000 is a much more serious offence and the expertise of a criminal lawyer are paramount in obtaining a successful result.
I welcome you to contact our office to schedule a free consultation. A lawyer will carefully review your disclosure and your options to help you arrive at the best possible outcome in your case.
You can contact us at 647-352-BAIL (2245) or at firstname.lastname@example.org