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.
Start Building Your Defence Immediately. Talk To Our Team Today.
Contact our criminal defence lawyers to schedule an initial consultation. Call our firm at 289-274-3492 or toll free at 800-279-0642 to schedule a meeting. You can also book a meeting online by completing a short contact form.