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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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Fraud

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.

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 The following is a list of the potential type of fraud:

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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.

If you are charged with a fraud-related offence, do not plead guilty before consulting with one of our lawyers.

Our firm will aggressively fight for your rights and raise every defence to defend the allegations against you.

The Calvin Barry Professional Corporation has the resources needed to defend you regardless of the severity of the alleged fraud charge you are facing.

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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Charges

Fraud charges in Toronto are categorized as either fraud over $5000 or fraud under $5000. It is usual for someone accused of fraud to have multiple counts of fraud charges if the alleged fraud took place over a considerable period. Because it is considered a “property offence,” individuals facing fraud charges in Toronto must consult a criminal lawyer.

Conviction

Anyone convicted of fraud will face many challenges because it is seen as a crime of dishonesty. A plea saying that an individual is guilty of fraud can have grave consequences because it is a criminal offence. A conviction for fraud will result in a criminal record that can affect someone’s family, personal freedom, reputation, immigration status, and work.

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Calvin Barry is a criminal defence lawyer in Toronto who has decades of combined experience handling both large-scale and small-scale fraud cases. He knows how to identify and look for possible problems arising from a fraud charge and can formulate a strong defence that may result in an acquittal.

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Know that to convict someone of fraud. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that fraud happened. This is often done with the help of witnesses and by untangling a fraud paper trail. Because of how complex things can be, your criminal defence lawyer can find evidence that can be excluded or challenged at every turn. Calvin Barry has experience dealing with fraud cases as a Crown prosecutor and, later, as a criminal defence lawyer to spot any weak spot in the case.

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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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