Criminal Fraud Lawyer Toronto
Under the Criminal Code of Canada, Section 380. (1) everyone who is found guilty of Fraud Over $5000 is guilty of an indictable offence punishable by imprisonment of up to fourteen years.
Our firm will aggressively fight for your rights and raise every defence available to defend the allegations against you. Calvin Barry and his team have successfully represented individuals charged with various types of fraud, and fraud-related offences.
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Frauds can involve a breach of trust situations involving employers, credit cards and debit cards, contractors’ fraud, and financial or other business or legal documents. It may affect your work, immigration status, reputation, family and personal freedom. As in all criminal cases, entering a guilty plea to a fraud charge can have profoundly severe consequences.
What Is Fraud?
The following is a list of the potential type of fraud:
What to Do if You Are Charged with Fraud?
As in all criminal cases, entering a plea of guilty to a fraud charge can have profoundly serious consequences and may affect your work, immigration status, reputation, family and your personal freedom.
Pleading guilty will result in a criminal conviction, and the consequences of such a conviction may be highly prejudicial and expensive.
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Fraud Charges FAQS
What is the Possible Penalty for Fraud Under $5000?
Section cc. 380. (1)(b) of the Criminal Code of Canada says that someone guilty of fraud under $5000 is guilty of an indictable offence that can be punished by imprisonment of up to 2 years. The same offence is punishable as a summary conviction if the case were less serious.
What is the Possible Penalty for Fraud Over $5000?
Section cc. 380. (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada says that someone guilty of fraud over $5000 is guilty of an indictable offence that can be punished by imprisonment of up to 14 years.
What Happens to a Fraud Case if I Pay Back the Money?
Fraud cases are often quite challenging for a prosecutor to prove in court and require a lot of effort and time to be considered fully investigated by the prosecutor’s office and the police. In some cases, offering to pay restitution or the value of the property or money involved may result in an agreement to withdraw the charges instead of the prosecutor consuming so much time prosecuting a difficult case. The judge may also consider the offer to pay back the value involved in the fraud in determining what penalty to impose.
What are the Defences Against Fraud?
Certain defences are available for someone charged with fraud, just like other criminal charges. Depending on the circumstances of the case, a lack of intent to defraud can be an effective defence.
Calvin Barry has successfully handled fraud cases in Toronto and Ontario, covering both frauds over $5000 and fraud under $5000. Call Calvin Barry at 1-866-961-4963 for an obligation-free consultation and discuss your fraud charge’s defence.
Fraudulent activity can affect almost all aspects of your life. For example, it could involve a violation of trust between employers, credit cards and debit cards, contractors, and legal or financial documents. This misconduct can affect your job, immigration status, reputation, family, and freedom. The consequences can be incredibly serious if you are found guilty of a fraud charge.
The Criminal Code of Canada states that anyone convicted of fraud over $5,000 is considered to have committed a serious offence. The punishment for this crime can include up to fourteen years of jail time.
It is common for a person accused of fraud to have multiple counts of fraud charges if the alleged fraud took place over a long time. People facing fraud charges in Toronto should get legal advice from a criminal lawyer.
If someone is guilty of fraud, they will face harsh penalties. This could include being fined and possibly even incarceration. The repercussions of fraud can also include losing one’s reputation, family life, freedom and work opportunities. Furthermore, it can even have an impact on their immigration status. A fraud conviction can have long-lasting and serious consequences.
Fight Fraud with Calvin Barry and His Legal Team
Calvin Barry is a legal expert in Toronto who specializes in defending people accused of fraud. He and his team have years of experience dealing with major and minor fraud cases. He can spot any potential issues that could arise in a fraud case and will create a strong defence strategy to try and get a not-guilty verdict.
At our firm, we are committed to vigorously defending clients facing allegations of fraud. Our experienced lawyers have successfully defended numerous individuals accused of fraud-related charges. We use every resource available to protect your rights and challenge the accusations against you.
How We Face Fraud with You
If you are facing fraud-related charges, always seek legal advice from a qualified lawyer first. They can provide a free consultation to discuss your case and help you develop a defence strategy for your defence in court. If you are convicted, you may be subject to jail time, so it is essential to get legal help.
Our lawyers have much knowledge and expertise in the field of law and can create a personalized plan to help people who have been accused of fraud-related crimes.
To secure a conviction, prosecutors must prove that fraud occurred beyond a reasonable doubt. Witnesses and evidence may be used to build the case and establish the facts. However, a skilled criminal defence lawyer, such as Calvin Barry, can identify and challenge any inconsistencies in the prosecution’s evidence. This could be the difference between a guilty or not guilty verdict.
If you have been accused of fraud, it is important to speak to a lawyer before deciding how to plead. Only plead guilty once you have had a chance to talk to a legal professional and understand your rights and options.
Calvin Barry and his legal team will do everything they can to protect your rights and defend your case against accusations. We will use our resources to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
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Different types of fraud charges in Toronto are distinguished by the value of the assets allegedly defrauded. Those exceeding $5000 are regarded as a more serious offence, while those under $5000 are considered less severe. It’s not uncommon for an
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