The most common theft under offence that criminal lawyers see on a regular basis is shoplifting charges. Shoplifting involves taking items from a retail establishment without paying for them.
If you are charged with theft, fraud or shoplifting in Brampton and you have no prior involvement with the justice system, you may be eligible for a program called “diversion” which will not result in a criminal record. Even if you have been charged with shoplifting before, an experienced Brampton shoplifting lawyer like Michelle Johal, may be able to persuade the Crown to withdraw the case against you. If the Crown refuses to drop the charge, your lawyer may be able to identify weaknesses in the Crown’s case and advise that you set a trial date.