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Fraud Lawyer in Toronto Ontario

Fraud is a serious criminal offence. The penalties for a Fraud conviction are severe, including up to 14 years in prison. A conviction for Fraud typically results in restitution, fines, and jail time. However, depending on the gravity of the case and the circumstances of the offender, it is possible to avoid jail time, whether through probation, diversion or withdrawal of charges.

Stories of corporate fraud, Ponzi schemes, and white-collar crimes are frequently in the headlines, and commonly the subject of blockbuster films. According to the Criminal Code, Fraud is committed when a person "by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service." The Criminal Code does not define fraud any further than this.

With the increase in online banking, shopping and business the offence of Fraud has become increasingly common. Fraud charges are therefore taken very seriously by the police and prosecution and can lead to serious consequences. If you face a charge of Fraud you may become involved in lengthy court proceedings in the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice which are stressful and time consuming. Your employment will also be in jeopardy as many employers have policies against hiring or continuing to employ someone with a Fraud conviction. It is imperative that professional legal counsel be sought at the outset to deal with these charges.

Fraud is highly complex area of the law. Caramanna, Friedberg LLP has successfully represented hundreds of clients to fight fraud charges. We have the experience and track record to be your passionate advocate through the criminal process.

Contact us today for a consultation at (416) 924-5969.

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