If you have been charged with any of the white collar crimes, typically involving financial misappropriation, such as fraud, embezzlement, extortion, and theft, you need a white collar crime lawyer. It is critical at this time in your sentencing that you retain an experienced financial crimes lawyer early in the process to better prepare a case to defend your financial theft charges. Specific white collar crimes include: fraud-securities, (i.e investment fraud), internet crimes, receiving proceeds of a crime, tax evasion, breach of trust, conspiracy, smuggling, money laundering, counterfeit documents, forgery, and theft of intellectual property, as well as identity theft.
What are the Penalties of White Collar Crime?
The penalties for fraud under the Criminal Code of Canada are unforgiving. Section 380(1) states, every one who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service:
- Is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding 14-years, where the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars; or
- Is guilty of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term up to 2-years, where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.
However, if the subject-matter of the offences exceeds one million dollars, a minimum punishment of more than 2-years is mandatory for repeat offenders.
Defending Fraud Charges in Saskatchewan
The financial crimes lawyers at the Law Office of Regina Criminal Lawyers have honed their knowledge on white collar crime cases similar to yours because we understand the importance of proving your innocence. Your business, your career, and your reputation are at state and there is no margin of error when it come to defending your rights. Our criminal lawyers will protect your interests. Let us help.
Contact our White Collar Defense Lawyers
If you have been implicated in allegations of white collar crime, including fraud, embezzlement, extortion, and theft, you need to get a criminal defense lawyer on your side early in the process. These crimes carry significant penalties if you are convicted. Contact us today.