Under the Criminal Code of Canada there are numerous property related offences, the most common of which include:
In theft and possession of property obtained by crime offences, the range of penalty depends on the amount of property in question. There are two classifications that are considered:
Being convicted of a property type of offence will result in a criminal record and penalties include, jail, probation, community service, fines and restitution. At Jeff Conway Law we know that the consequences extend beyond what the courts impose and that a conviction of a property related offences can impact your family life, your reputation, your employment and your freedom to travel.
At Jeff Conway Law, we have the experience and resources to fight your charge and we will provide you with the best representation and achieve the best possible outcome for your matter.
Robbery differs from theft in that it involves a level of violence or a threat of violence. Robbery is considered a much more serious offence and with it comes much harsher penalties. A robbery associated with someone’s home (home invasion) can result in much harsher penalties and mandatory minimum sentences.
At Jeff Conway Law we fight these types of charges by exploring all potential defences such as challenging identity, intent, and examining if there has been a breach of the accused’s rights during an investigation. We have also been successful at negotiating the reduction of the charge to a lesser offence with reduced penalties.
Break and Enter charges occur when a person enters or trespasses onto private property without permission, such as someone’s home or place of business, with the intent to commit a criminal offence.
The Criminal Code of Canada differentiates between a break and enter into someone’s home versus other places. When a break and enter occurs in a dwelling place, the penalties are much more severe and these charges must proceed by indictment which carries a maximum penalty of life in jail.
If you have been charged with theft, robbery, break and enter or some other property related offence, in London or Southwestern Ontario, call Jeff Conway for a free consultation.