Theft Under/Over 5000
Theft Defence Lawyer Mississauga, ON
Theft Under/Over $5000 is centered upon the value of the goods stolen. It is classified under the Criminal Code as offences against the rights of property.
The punishment for theft as defined in section 334 of the Criminal Code is treated an indictable offence if the value of the property exceeds $5,000. Indictment proceeding is treated more severely and the accused can elect a mode of trial whether by judge alone or judge and jury.
If the value of the property stolen does not exceed $5000, then the offence of theft is considered a hybrid offence. In a hybrid offence, the prosecution can elect whether to proceed by indictment or by summary.
The offence of theft is a not to be treated lightly. It is the duty of the crown prosecutor to prove the elements of the offence beyond a reasonable doubt. All the elements of theft under/over 5000 must be met. If you are charged with theft under/over 5000 you may have a defence available depending on the facts of the case. Your theft under/over 5000 criminal defence lawyer will advise you if there are any legal defences to your alleged theft charge which may negate the elements of the offence.
Do not plead guilty until you have either consulted with duty counsel or a criminal defence lawyer regarding your criminal case. It is also important to know that you have legal rights and equally important that they are preserved.
Contact an experienced Theft Under/Over Criminal Defence Lawyer today at (905) 230-4529 and book your consultation. As a Criminal Lawyer, I will defend your case and fight for you to ensure that you obtain the best possible outcome in a time effective manner. I also accept Legal Aid Certificates. Hire me as your Legal Aid Criminal Defence Lawyer in Mississauga today!
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