Shoplifting & Theft Defence Lawyer

Toronto Shoplifting & Theft Lawyer

Also known as “Theft Under $5000″

While shoplifting offences are clearly at the low end of the criminal law spectrum, they are often the only encounter the average Canadian ever has with our criminal justice system. These types of offences can be intensely embarrassing and are often a symptom of other difficulties in an individual’s life. While many people choose to handle cases of this nature on their own, at Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman we have developed a niche area to assist those individuals who view the cost of professional legal counsel a small price to pay for the peace of mind of knowing that they have skilled and compassionate representation during this difficult time.

Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Lawyers have an extraordinary success rate securing diversion for people charged with shoplifting – even if they have been previously charged with the same offence. If approved, diversion will see your charges removed from the criminal justice system in exchange for some combination of a charitable donation, counselling, program attendance, or letter of apology. Shoplifting often has its roots not in financial need but in an underlying psychological issue. Our lawyers can help you access programs and psychologists who can get to the root of the problem ensuring not only a successful court outcome, but a better life in the future.

In addition to the criminal court troubles that come along with any shoplifting charges, many retailers seek payment for perceived losses or damages in the form of civil recovery. Learn more about your rights when you receive a demand letter for civil recovery.

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Recent Articles from Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman Criminal Law Firm About Shoplifting & Theft

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If you or someone you know has been charged with sexual assault, you are invited to contact us to arrange for an initial client interview.
One of our experienced lawyers will sit down with you to discuss your case and give you a preliminary assessment of its strengths and weaknesses.

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