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Being charged with a theft, or a minor shoplifting offence, can be quite difficult, as it can lead to a level of embarrassment and can ultimately affect your ability to re-enter into a particular store where the theft took place. Most clients charged with minor theft offences have no experience being involved in the criminal justice system. Thefts may include taking property without properly paying for it from a store.
Our Criminal Lawyers defend all Theft charges, including theft under $5000, theft over $5000, fraud under $5000, fraud over $5000, robbery, extortion, break and entering into dwelling, mail fraud, credit card fraud, identity theft, identity fraud, falsification of books and documents, and more.
Our experienced team of Criminal defence Lawyers represent clients charged in Mississauga, Brampton, Milton, Newmarket, Toronto, Oshawa, Orangeville, Hamilton, Barrie, Oakville, Burlington, Guelph, Kitchener, North York, and across Southwestern Ontario. If you have been charged with a criminal charge, contact our Criminal Lawyers for a free telephone case evaluation today. We will fight to defend your charges and get you the results you deserve.
Theft can be found under Section 322 of the Criminal Code of Canada.
Section 322(1) states that "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
Some other theft offences can include the following offences under the Criminal Code of Canada:
Theft from mail under Section 356 (1) states Everyone commits an offence who (a) steals (i) anything sent by post, after it is deposited at a post office and before it is delivered, or after it is delivered but before it is in the possession of the addressee or of a person who may reasonably be considered to be authorized by the addressee to receive mail, (ii) a bag, sack or other container or covering in which mail is conveyed, whether or not it contains mail, or (iii) a key suited to a lock adopted for use by the Canada Post Corporation; (a.1) with intent to commit an offence under paragraph (a), makes, possesses or uses a copy of a key suited to a lock adopted for use by the Canada Post Corporation, or a key suited to obtaining access to a receptacle or device provided for the receipt of mail; (b) has in their possession anything that they know has been used to commit an offence under paragraph (a) or (a.1) or anything in respect of which they know that such an offence has been committed; or (c) fraudulently redirects, or causes to be redirected, anything sent by post.
Theft, forgery, etc., of credit card under Section 342 (1) states Every person who (a) steals a credit card, (b) forges or falsifies a credit card, (c) possesses, uses or traffics in a credit card or a forged or falsified credit card, knowing that it was obtained, made or altered (i) by the commission in Canada of an offence, or (ii) by an act or omission anywhere that, if it had occurred in Canada, would have constituted an offence, or (d) uses a credit card knowing that it has been revoked or cancelled, is guilty of (e) an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding ten years, or (f) an offence punishable on summary conviction.
Unauthorized use of computer under Section 342.1 (1) states Everyone is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment for a term of not more than 10 years, or is guilty of an offence punishable on summary conviction who, fraudulently and without colour of right, (a) obtains, directly or indirectly, any computer service; (b) by means of an electro-magnetic, acoustic, mechanical or other device, intercepts or causes to be intercepted, directly or indirectly, any function of a computer system; (c) uses or causes to be used, directly or indirectly, a computer system with intent to commit an offence under paragraph (a) or (b) or under section 430 in relation to computer data or a computer system; or (d) uses, possesses, traffics in or permits another person to have access to a computer password that would enable a person to commit an offence under paragraph (a), (b) or (c).
Types of Property Offences Property Offences include the following charges in the Criminal Code of Canada:
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