Shoplifting and other forms of theft are some of the most common and minor charges that come before the courts. Unfortunately, being found guilty of a minor property related crime such as shoplifting can have a profound impact on a person’s future employment opportunities and travel plans. In many circumstances, we have found that people have exercised poor judgement, acted impulsively or have suffered from an illness that resulted in them committing the act. Here at Passi & Patel, our Brampton criminal lawyers are more than willing to assist you through this difficult time and help set your mind at ease. We will go above and beyond to ensure that your criminal record and your reputation is protected.
Assuming the theft is relatively minor in nature, many Ontario cities including Toronto, Brampton, Newmarket and Oshawa, people charged with theft for the first time may be eligible to have the charge diverted from the court system resulting in a withdrawal of their criminal charges. Each jurisdiction has a different program and eligibility requirements. Once you are accepted into the diversion program, you may be asked to do a number of different tasks (depending on the region that you are charged in). These tasks range from watching a video on shoplifting, making a charitable donation or completing community service hours. Once the diversion program has been completed, the Crown Attorney will recommend to the court that the criminal charge of theft be withdrawn against the accused person.
Why you should hire Passi & Patel – Criminal Lawyers?
At Passi & Patel – our Brampton criminal lawyers have extensive experience in defending theft, fraud, and other related property crime offences. Contact our office today at 905-459-0004 and let our Brampton criminal lawyers get to work you. We will do everything in our power to ensure that we get you the best result possible.