Theft & Fraud Offences
Have you been charged with a theft or fraud offence? Contact our Vancouver criminal lawyers now for expert legal advice. As experienced defence lawyers, we know what to do. It does not matter whether you are an individual or part of an organisation. We deal with all levels of theft and fraud offence.
Types of theft and fraud offences
Theft is the unlawful taking of another’s property without permission or consent with the intent to deprive the owner. Fraud involves depriving another of money by deception. Theft and fraud offences are often referred to as ‘white collar’ crimes. They include, but are not limited to –
- Theft Over $5,000
- Fraud Over $5000
- Affecting Public Markets
- Theft from an Employer
- Identity Theft
- Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Data
- Mail Fraud
- False Pretense
Theft and fraud Vancouver lawyers
An allegation of theft is extremely upsetting. Just the accusation can damage your reputation. This can have a significant bearing on your life, especially if you run a business. If convicted, you may struggle to travel or secure future employment.
That is why it is important to fight any charges laid against you. Getting a lawyer on your side early on is a big advantage. Thanks to our experience, we can advise how best to handle the matter. Every case is different. We may be able to argue a defence such –
- Mistake, whereby the prosecution has wrongfully accused you
- Lack of intent, meaning you did not intend to deprive the owner
- Colour of right, meaning you thought you had the right to possess the property
There may also be other mitigating circumstances which explain your actions.
Our aim is to get you the best outcome possible. Having our expertise could make the difference between an acquittal and a jail sentence. We know it is frightening to face such serious allegations but we are here to help you.
Contact us now
At Mickelson & Whysall, we have handled all kinds of theft and fraud cases. Whether it is an allegation of shoplifting or a more serious charge of theft from your employer, our defence lawyers can successfully guide you through the process.
We understand that you may feel intimidated, especially if this is your first dealing with the law. You will also want the issue dealt with as quickly and as discreetly as possible. We support you throughout, acting confidentially at all times.
For further information or for a free initial consultation, please contact our Vancouver law office.