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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.