Economic Crimes: Lawyer for Theft or Fraud
Are you accused of fraud, theft or any other money-related act? Our criminal lawyers will review your judicial case in order to reveal any evidence that may be relevant to your case. We defend the interests of each of our clients, with the goal of obtaining an acquittal or minimizing the charges.
When a theft offence is considered an economic crime under the Canadian judicial system
Although the term is common, many people are misinformed about what theft actually means in the Canadian judicial system. Section 322 of the Criminal Code gives us the exact definition of this economic offence.
« Every person commits theft who fraudulently takes, or diverts to his own use or to the use of another person, without colour of right, anything with intent to deprive the owner temporarily or absolutely of it. »
How to defend a person accused of theft?
Just because you are accused of theft does not mean you are automatically guilty of this criminal offence. Many times people are stopped by security guards and not given the opportunity to explain the situation to them, which can lead to a false accusation. It is not uncommon for people to be charged with theft when it was simply an oversight and they had no intention of stealing something. If this is your situation, it is essential that you consult an experienced criminal lawyer who can advise you on the procedure to follow and on the possibility of going to trial.
At Riendeau Avocats, our experts will do their best to acquit you of the offence charged. Committed to our work, we will do everything in our power to avoid a criminal record.
Avoid Criminal Records
Even in cases where you’ve admitted to stealing something with the intent to commit it for whatever reason, it’s not impossible for you to get off without a criminal record.
Ask our criminal law experts about the chances of receiving a discharge, with or without conditions. With our expertise, we will be able to help you.
A fraud offence is also considered an economic crime under the law
The offence of fraud, provided under section 380 of the Criminal Code, states that every person is guilty of fraud who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or any person, of any good, service, money or value. The terms “deceit” and “falsehood” refer to situations such as those involving false declarations or organized tricks to obtain money or property.