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.
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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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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