Theft

Property Crimes

Under the Criminal Code of Canada, various offenses fall under the definition of a property crime, most notably:

  • Possession of Stolen Property – Knowingly possessing property (property or thing) without permission from the owner.
  • Theft – To take property dishonestly without the intention of returning it.
  • Mischief – To intentionally cause damage, destruction or injury to one’s property.
  • Break & Enter – To unlawfully enter someone’s premises with malicious intent.
  • Mischief – To intentionally cause damage, destruction or injury to one’s property.

James Lee aggressively defends clients charged with property offenses, working to reduce or eliminate charges so clients can move on with their lives. Contacting a defence attorney such as James at the earliest opportunity is the best course of action to avoid self-incrimination and other legal complications.

Shoplifting Charges

A charge of shoplifting or theft can have serious legal consequences for those accused, including stern penalties and a permanent criminal record. Fighting these allegations – even minor charges – requires a good criminal defence lawyer that utilizes the best strategy for reducing or eliminating the charges.

James’s goal in each case is to prevent a criminal record, which he works towards through a variety of creative legal defence strategies. If you or someone you know has been charged with shoplifting or theft, contact James today for a free initial consultation.