Being accused of a crime is incredibly stressful, particularly if you have never been charged with an offence before. This is the case for many people accused of shoplifting, which typically involves a charge of theft under $5,000. If you have been accused of this crime, whether it is your first time, or you have been in this situation before, it is important that you choose an experienced lawyer who will stand by your side. You will find that lawyer at Mines & Company.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. R.C. in North Vancouver Provincial Court), our client was accused of shoplifting and charged with theft under $5,000. At issue was whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge. We persuaded the Crown to stay the charges and allow our client into an alternative measures program. No criminal record.
Vancouver Shoplifting Lawyers
There are always options in shoplifting cases. An experienced criminal lawyer knows what they are. We have more than 20 years of experience. Our lawyers' backgrounds include Crown prosecution work, so we understand the opposition. We know when to argue that our client should enter an alternative measures program, which is often the best solution to a shoplifting case. We also Know when it is best to proceed to trial.
This is an alternative to traditional penalties such as fines, incarceration and a criminal record. Although the alternative measures program may require community service, the impact is significantly less severe than a criminal conviction for shoplifting.
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