In Canada, there are a number of property-related crimes. Here are the most common:

  • Crime of theft
  • Crime-related property possession
  • Theft by deception (fraud)
  • Robbery
  • Break and Enter
  • Criminal proceeds in possession

When it comes to theft and possession of property obtained by crime, the range of penalties depends upon the amount of property involved. It is divided into two categories:

  • Property worth less than $5000
  • Property valued over $5,000

If convicted of a property type of offence, a criminal record will be created. Penalties may include jail, probation, community service, fines, and restitution.
At SC Criminal Defence we know that the consequences extend beyond what the courts impose and that a conviction of a property related offences can impact your family life, your reputation, your employment and your freedom to travel.

We at SC Criminal Defence have the experience and resources required to fight your charge and ensure that you have the best representation and achieve the best possible outcome.

In contrast to theft, robbery involves violence or threats of violence. The penalties for robbery are much harsher and more severe. When a robbery is associated with a person’s home (home invasion), the penalties and mandatory minimum sentences can be significantly harsher.

We at SC Criminal Defence investigate all possible defences to these types of charges, such as challenging identity and intent during an investigation, and examining if the accused’s rights were violated during an investigation. In addition, we have been successful in negotiating the reduction of the charge to a lesser offence with reduced penalties.

The act of breaking and entering involves someone entering a person’s home or place of business without permission with the intent to commit a crime.

There is a difference in the Criminal Code between robbing someone in their home and robbing them in other places. In the case of a break-in in a dwelling, the penalties are much more severe and can carry a maximum sentence of life in prison if it proceeds by indictment.

If you have been accused of theft, robbery, break and enter, or some other property-related offence in Toronto and GTA, contact SC Criminal Defence for a free consultation.