Fraud is the dishonest acquisition of something that belongs to someone else. Section 380 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada states that “Everyone who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or any person of any property, money or valuable security or any service” is guilty of fraud.
Fraud, like other white-collar criminal cases are very complex and will have experienced Crown attorneys prosecuting the case. Fraud cases usually also involve the police obtaining warrants and production orders as the police investigate the case against you.
Fraud over $5,000 is considered an indictable offence with a lengthy jail time up to a maximum of fourteen years. Fraud under $5,000 is considered a hybrid offense, meaning the Crown can opt for individuals being tried summarily or by indictment.
At R&S Lawyers, we have lot of experience defending theft and fraud charges throughout Peel Region and beyond. We defend clients charged with theft under $5,000, as well as serious theft or fraud over $5,000. We have experienced in defending insurance fraud, employee theft, and breach of trust cases.
Head Office : 2 County Court Blvd. 2nd Floor Brampton, Ont. Canada
(Up to 30 minutes)