All property offences are to be taken seriously but can range from minor shoplifting to a multi-million dollar fraud. Regardless of the seriousness, all property offences have significant consequences with respect toÂ an individualâ€™s employment prospects and their ability to travel â€“ particularly to the United States.
The Criminal Code of Canadaâ€™s sections 333 to 380 primarily govern the prosecution of theft, possessionÂ of stolen property and fraud offences.
We offer sound legal advice and representation in dealing with these types of charges. We will clearly setÂ out your legal options and diligently defend you. There are a wide range of potential outcomes whenÂ defending property crimes and various defences may be available to you.
For example, if convicted of theft from your employer, our Alberta Court of Appeal has made it clearÂ that jail is the expected sentence absent exceptional circumstances. That being said, our lawyers haveÂ successfully obtained conditional discharges for people charged with theft from employer.
If charged with theft, fraud or anyÂ other property related offence, it is extremely important that you call and speak to an EdmontonÂ shoplifting lawyer who will meetÂ with you and discuss your options.