Are They Serious?
Theft and fraud are crimes of dishonesty that carry with them a very serious social stigma. A criminal record for these offenses may have very negative consequences, especially for your employment opportunities. As you can imagine, no bank or other financial institution will want to employ a person found guilty of fraud. In fact, it is difficult to imagine what employer would want a convicted thief or fraudster to work for them in any position of trust.
What About Punishment?
Frauds involving credit cards, serious monetary losses, and any organized schemes attract more and more severe penalties and often result in jail terms.
That is why it is so important to defend against such charges. Although theft and fraud cases may be very complex and the defense can be expensive, an experienced defense lawyer can certainly bring you the results well worth your money.
How Can I Fight These Charges?
Large-scale fraud prosecutions often fall apart because generally there are no crown attorneys who specialize in them. Moreover, oftentimes, the prosecutors have no time and patience to sort out what is really going on in any particular case. But as your lawyer, I work for you and I will go through every document and expose every inconsistency to advance your defense.
In many cases, the evidence is obtained as a result of a search conducted with or without a warrant. As an experienced Charter advocate, I will use every possible way to exclude such evidence on constitutional grounds thereby depriving the prosecution of a basis for conviction.
What If They Got Me “Dead to Rights”?
Of course, in some cases, the evidence is so overwhelming that the best thing is to work out a deal with the prosecution to avoid a more severe penalty at trial or reduce the charges. For that too, you need an experienced and respected lawyer to conduct plea bargaining discussions on your behalf. In many cases, restitution (paying the money back) may get you even a withdrawal of charges.