Are you facing fraud charges in Ottawa and need legal representation to get out of it? If yes, turn to the professionals at Engel & Associates. Our team will make sure to solve all your legal matters without any difficulty. Call us today for an appointment.
Many people who are arrested and charged with fraud and other white collar crimes have never been in trouble with the law before and are completely unfamiliar with the criminal justice process. An investigation can start quickly, and suddenly you can become involved in allegations of fraud, embezzlement or another Internet crime. You do not feel like a criminal, but now you need an experienced defence lawyer who will protect your rights.
The law firm of Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, we provide effective representation for individuals and businesses who are being investigated for or who have been charged with a white collar crime. Our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience and use our resources to fully investigate everything leading up to the charges against you. We will challenge the charges and seek to reduce or minimize the negative consequences for you and your family.
When theft is carried out with violence or threats of violence, the resultant charge is robbery.
Extortion, commonly referred to as blackmail, is a serious criminal offence under the Criminal Code. It can include a wide range of scenarios.
Theft and property crimes can carry a wide range of potential penalties and consequences for those who are convicted. Theft may be classified in two ways under the Criminal Code: theft that is over $5,000 or theft that is under $5,000. Theft that is under $5,000 most frequently involves shoplifting and other petty theft. Theft over $5,000 is often the result of corporate theft and employee theft.
Regardless of the level of offence, it is important to have the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer. At the law firm of Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, our lawyers provide representation for theft and shoplifting charges in Ontario. We have developed a respected reputation for serving our clients well and dealing with The Crown on the toughest cases. If this is your first experience with the criminal justice system in Ontario, ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best chance of avoiding a criminal record.
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Depending on the circumstances and the level of offence, a conviction could result in a jail sentence. It could also impact your opportunities for employment, opportunities for secondary education and your ability to cross the border in the United States.
While we will certainly defend your rights in court when appropriate, a number of other options may be more effective for your situation. Theft charges may be able to be diverted in order to avoid a criminal record. Our lawyers will thoroughly review the details of your case, inform you of all of your options and guide you through the process as effectively as possible.
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We have the experience to protect your rights after a theft arrest in Ontario. If you have already been charged or if you have been contacted by the authorities, contact us today.
Do not wait until you get charged with tax fraud, tax evasion or a related charge to speak with a lawyer. The Crown will often undertake lengthy and detailed investigations into these types of charges and will have already gathered significant amounts of evidence before charging anyone. By speaking with a lawyer at the first sign of trouble, you will not lose any leverage in the criminal process and your lawyer may be able to prevent charges from being filed in the first place.
At Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, our lawyers have more than 20 years of experience handling tax fraud and tax evasion defence. We know how police officers and The Crown often work when investigating these cases and what options our clients have for avoiding, reducing or dismissing these types of charges. We will ensure that your rights are protected and that you have the best possible chance of avoiding a criminal record.
Charges of white collar crimes often come after lengthy investigations. Unfortunately during these investigations, police can make serious errors in the collecting of evidence and the infringement of legal rights. Our lawyers will stand up for those rights and guide you through every stage of the process. From the first indication you have that something is up — such as an employer suggesting that you have acted inappropriately — talk with an experienced lawyer. Do not wait for the police to get involved or to get arrested.
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When our firm investigates these types of cases, we frequently work with accountants and other financial experts who can thoroughly review tax matters and help us build an effective defence. We have developed a reputation for fair dealing with The Crown and the courts, while serving clients well.
Frequently, we have been able to successfully resolve client cases and have done so at various stages of the criminal process — including before charges have been filed.
People who care for seniors or supervise children have a responsibility to make decisions that are in their best interests. If these caretakers or guardians have access to funds, they need to treat those funds properly. Breach of trust/fraud and elder abuse are serious charges that come out of alleged mistreatment and carry significant penalties for those who are convicted.
At Engel & Associates, we know that false allegations of breach of trust/fraud can damage a person’s reputation and future. Our lawyers provide experienced criminal defence in order to help our clients avoid or reduce the potential penalties and consequences brought on by a criminal conviction. Most people charged with these types of crimes have never been in trouble with the law before. We will guide you through the criminal process as effectively as possible. For over 20 years, our lawyers have handled hundreds of cases throughout Ontario and have built a strong record of accomplishment.
Fraud can carry a wide range of potential penalties and consequences for those who are convicted. Fraud may be classified in two ways under the Criminal Code fraud that is over $5,000 or fraud that is under $5,000. Fraud that is over $5,000 is often the result of corporate fraud and employee fraud, both of which are often viewed as a breach of trust/fraud.
Regardless of the level of offence, it is important to have the assistance of an experienced criminal lawyer. At the law firm of Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, our lawyers provide representation for fraud charges in Ontario. We have developed a respected reputation for serving our clients well and dealing with The Crown on the toughest cases.
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A breach of trust/fraud can happen in cases where guardians take advantage of children or caretakers take advantage of seniors. It can also happen as the result of political fraud, corroborate fraud, insider trading or other scenarios where one party is taken advantage of financially.
Lawyers Bruce Engel and Elena Davies have the patience and experience to thoroughly review the charges against you, the alleged events and the evidence to build an effective defence for you. Given the consequences that are at stake, you need to take action immediately.
Money laundering charges are often made in conjunction with other types of charges, such as drug trafficking and importation, as well as fraud and white collar crimes. Given the complexity and challenges involved with the defence of money laundering charges, it is essential to contact an experienced criminal lawyer as soon as possible.
At the law firm of Engel & Associates, in Ottawa, we have handled many cases involving money laundering charges, as well as charges for additional offences that have been brought in conjunction. The Crown devotes significant resources toward securing quick convictions on these charges and the sooner you speak with a lawyer, the more options you will have for your criminal defence. If this is your first time dealing with the criminal justice system, you are likely faced with a great deal of fear and confusion. Let our firm answer your questions and put you at ease about your defence.
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Money laundering charges may involve:
Illegal wire transfers
Financial transactions that involve proceeds from unlawful activity
Drug trafficking and importation
Real estate fraud
Other illegal transactions and white collar crimes
All of these charges may involve extensive and long-term investigations from The Crown and law enforcement officials in order to build enough evidence to make a case. At the first sign of an investigation, it is advisable to speak with a lawyer and ensure that your rights are protected. There may be steps that your lawyer can take even before charges have been formally filed.
There are many different types of fraud and depending upon the specific circumstances, the potential penalties and consequences will vary. For many types of fraud, however, charges carry the possibility of jail time upon a conviction. If you have been charged with bank or insurer fraud in Ontario, it is important for you to speak with an experienced lawyer as soon as possible regarding your defence.
At Engel & Associates, our Ottawa lawyers have the experience to defend against charges of bank or insurance fraud. We have represented business owners and individuals who are alleged to have obtained loans, letters of credit and insurance settlements through false identities, forged documents or false information on applications or claim forms. In order to prove fraud, it has to be shown that there was known misrepresentation or criminal intent in the fabrication or forgery of documents.
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As with other types of white collar crimes, these offences often require extensive and lengthy government investigations. During the early stages of a case, it may be possible to avoid charges or to limit the charges that are brought against a suspect. Even if charges are still brought by police, getting involved early can still improve a client’s position in plea negotiations or at trial.
Talk with us about the circumstances of your situation and let us help you understand your best options and the best strategy for your case.