Breach of trust offences, such as theft from an employer, are serious matters in terms of how they are approached by the Crown. The Crown is likely to seek incarceration for a person who steals from an employer, even if it is their first offence.
At Mines & Company, we understand the nuances of defending commercial crime charges. We know how the Crown approaches these cases. We know how to challenge search warrants and police statements, and how to test the strength of the Crown's documentary evidence. We have more than 20 years of experience, which we use to vigorously defend our clients' rights.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. S.Q. in Vancouver Provincial Court), our client was accused of defrauding a credit union of more than $20,000 and charged with theft over $5,000. We convinced the court to grant a 24-month suspended sentence and a "stand alone" restitution order. No jail for our client.
Commercial crimes, typically charged as Theft or Fraud Over $5,000, come in many forms, including breach of trust or theft from an employer. We defend clients charged with various employee theft offences as well as frauds against banks, other financial institutions and insurance companies. We have represented several clients charged with committing fraud against the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC). We are committed to defending your right to be investigated fairly and treated lawfully.
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To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Vancouver defence lawyers, call 604-688-1460 or contact us via e-mail.