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Theft

What are the best defences to theft charges?

The best defence to your theft charge will depend heavily on the particulars of your offence and as such, you should review your disclosure with a lawyer to see what defences might be available to you. However, here are some commonly raised and effective defences that may be applicable in your circumstances: No Mens Rea or Mental Intent: One common and effective defence to ...

What is theft under $5000 / theft over $5000 in Canada?

In Canada, you can be charged with theft when you take or convert anything that belongs to another person with the intent to deprive that person temporarily or permanently of that good. To convert something means that you acquired someone else’s property, and then transformed it into another good for your own benefit. For example, you can unlawfully convert something when you innocently ...

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