I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR A THEFT. IS THERE ANYTHING I CAN DO TO AVOID PRISON TIME?
Taking things that belong to the public or other people without their knowledge and consent may be considered theft. Theft is a crime in Ontario and is punishable by imprisonment or a fine and may leave you with a criminal record. Theft charges are typically classified as Theft Under $5000 or Theft over $5000.
Negotiate With The Crown Attorney To Reach A Resolution
Depending on the charge, often times, our lawyers are able to negotiate with the Crown and reach a resolution. Diversion is one avenue we continually benefit our clients with; that is, community service or some form of retribution back to society, in exchange for the charges to be withdrawn and therefore avoiding the consequences of a criminal record.
Conviction of a crime can turn your life upside down, and the process can be frightening. Stephen and Bob Bernstein understand that good people sometimes make mistakes and bad decisions, and they are committed to helping you get out of a hole and back to your normal life.
With an opportunity to resolve a matter, a prosecutor may be convinced to withdraw the charges, or may be agreeable to address your charge without a criminal record.
Avoid Trial And Build A Strong Case
Bernstein Law Group handles all types of thefts in Hamilton and the surrounding area including theft of money, personal belongings, theft of a motor vehicle and shop lifting to name a few. Regardless of the type of theft, we can defend you and get you results. While we make every effort to avoid trial, and with the direction of our clients, our lawyers will not shy away from bringing a strong case to the court.
The Bernstein Law Group has a successful record of representing clients in Hamilton, Brantford, Milton, Burlington, Oakville, the Niagara Region and elsewhere in Ontario charged with theft.