At Mines & Company, we have more than 20 years of experience defending theft and fraud charges throughout the Lower Mainland and British Columbia. Our lawyers are skilled, hardworking and dedicated to helping you achieve the very best possible results.
We defend clients charged with theft under $5,000 as well as serious theft or fraud over $5,000 (typically theft from an employer). We are experienced in defending commercial crime, insurance fraud, employee theft, and breach of trust cases. We also represent clients charged with offences involving forged or fraudulent cheques, credit cards and identification.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. G.H. in Vancouver Provincial Court), our client was accused of stealing $20,000 from her employer and charged with theft over $5,000. We persuaded the Crown that the $20,000 was not provable, and the Crown proceeded with a lesser charge of theft under $5,000. We then convinced the court to grant a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.
Alternative Measures and Conditional Discharges
In less serious theft and fraud cases we have been successful in persuading Crown Counsel to withdraw criminal charges where our client admits responsibility and enters into an alternative measures program. Successful completion results in our client having no criminal record.
In more serious cases, there are other options. We have been successful in achieving conditional discharges and noncustodial sentences even for clients charged with breach of trust offences.
Start With a Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Vancouver lawyers, call 604 688-1460 or contact us via email.