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Taking From Another:
Fraud, Theft and Property Crimes

Fraud, theft and property crimes involve the unlawful taking of benefits, financial resources or property from another person. The consequences can be significant if you are convicted of these charges.


Risen, Inch & Fraser is an established criminal defence firm in Oshawa. Our lawyers have extensive experience developing effective defences to these charges in the Durham Region and throughout Ontario.

Fraud, Theft & Propety Charges
The Complexity of The Charges


is the use of deception or deceit to manipulate another person to give up something of value.


is broadly defined as the act of intentionally either temporarily or permanently depriving another person of their property, without their consent.

Property Crimes:

these crimes range from simple theft to vandalism to breaking and entering to car theft, possession of stolen property and arson.

The legal penalties if you are convicted can be severe, including imprisonment and making financial restitution to the victim.


Our objective will always be to protect your liberty and reputation. There are potential resolutions that don’t involve a criminal conviction, depending on the circumstances. We will advise you of your options and will work to eliminate or minimize the charge.

Assistance for Those Charged with These Offences

Our lawyers thoroughly understand the law in each of these areas, and our firm has a Certified Specialist in criminal law on our team. Each fact situation is different, and we will apply our considerable knowledge of criminal law and procedure to determine what defence can best be raised in your case.

Contact Our Firm to Take Charge of Your Case

We will protect your rights and defend you vigorously. Email us for a free consultation or call us at 905-571-3942.

  • Robbery: Stealing Using Violence Or Threats Of Violence
    Robbery is a very serious charge and carries severe penalties. At Risen Inch & Fraser, our criminal defence lawyers understand that a strong, tailored defence is necessary to defend a person charged with robbery. Based in Oshawa and serving the Durham Region and the rest of Ontario, we recognize how seriously the consequences of a conviction will impact our clients, and work tirelessly towards eliminating or reducing the charges.
  • How Robbery Is Different From Theft?
    Robbery differs from theft when it involves: Violence or the threat of violence A weapon or an imitation weapon Since violence is threatened or used in this offence, the sentence for robbery is usually severe. A sentence can be increased or decreased based on the circumstances of the case, and can involve a sentence in a federal penitentiary.
  • Building Strong, Personalized Defences
    At Risen, Inch & Fraser, our team includes a Certified Specialist in criminal law. Defences against serious criminal charges are our specialty. We will employ our extensive understanding of robbery charges to examine the facts of your case to look for a defence for your charge. We will identify your legal options and help you decide which one works best for you. Then we will strongly advocate on your behalf in a pre-trial meeting with the Crown attorney and in court before the judge. Call Us to Arrange a Free Consultation Contact us at 905-571-3942 or email us to arrange a free consultation.
  • Tailored Legal Advice for Theft & Possession of Stolen Property Charges
    If you have been charged with theft or are facing offences involving possession of stolen property, you will need legal representation. While charges involving theft, stolen property and related issues may seem minor, the reality is that the law is complicated and a conviction for even a “minor offence” can have a major impact on the rest of your life. The lawyers at Risen, Inch & Fraser represent clients throughout the Durham Region and Ontario in criminal defence cases. We have an established presence in the community and have been handling criminal cases for more than 40 years.
  • Understanding The Charges Brought Against You
    Theft charges involve the intention of taking something that doesn’t belong to you. Possessing stolen property requires that: Someone has knowledge and control over an item Someone believes that the item was originally stolen by another person Someone failed to take reasonable steps to determine the legitimacy of the property The defences to fraud and stolen property can be complex. For example, if there was no intention or you sincerely did not know the property was stolen, there are options that can support a defence to the charge. “Willful blindness” may be alleged if the price paid for the item was “too good to be true”.
  • Effective Defences to Theft And Possession Of Stolen Property
    At Risen Inch & Fraser, we apply decades of legal experience to develop a defence strategy specifically suited to your situation. We will assess the details of your case, outline the options you have available to you, and prepare you for the possible outcomes of each one. Once you have made an informed decision on how you want to proceed, we can outline how we can defend your charges.To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
  • Start Building Your Defence Immediately. Talk to Our Team Today.
    Contact our criminal defence lawyers to schedule an initial consultation. Call our firm at 905-571-3942 to schedule a meeting. You can also book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.
  • Effective Legal Defences Against Fraud and False Pretense Charges
    The crimes of fraud and false pretenses involve some kind of deception. If you are faced with these charges, the consequences can be significant. It takes the skills and attention of an experienced lawyer in order to effectively resolve these cases. Risen, Inch & Fraser is an established criminal defence law firm in Oshawa that handles these types of cases in the Durham Region and throughout Ontario. Our defence lawyers are known for our legal abilities, problem-solving skills and the approach we take when working with clients.
  • What Is a Fraud Charge?
    Fraud is the use of deception to obtain some kind of benefit. The term “false pretense” is simply another way of using the word deception. Fraud is a broad offence and can relate to many different situations including, but not restricted to, insurance fraud and bank fraud. If the alleged fraud relates to a victim who is known to the accused, there may be breach of contract considerations. This requires special attention to defend.

 40 Years of  Trusted Legal Advice

The lawyers at Risen, Inch & Fraser have extensive experience representing clients facing criminal offences relating to fraud, false pretense and more. Our office has the only lawyer in Durham Region who is certified by the Law Society of Ontario as a specialist in criminal law.


Our firm has been serving the community for more than 40 years. The approach that we take is educational and assertive, and you can count on our team to assist you with your legal needs.

Protect Yourself with a Solid Legal Defence

Contact our criminal defence lawyers to schedule an initial consultation to discuss the details of your criminal charge. Call us at 905-571-3942 or book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.

Criminally Charged? Act Quickly and Start Building Your Defence Today.

Contact Risen Inch & Fraser for a free, one-hour consultation.

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