Have you been charged with Fraud?
Fraud Cases Are Complex
Fraud has become increasingly common and is a serious criminal offence. According to the Criminal Code, fraud can be accomplished by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means. A victim does not have to actually suffer an economic loss. Instead, the accused need only to have intent to defraud to attract criminal responsibility.
2 Categories of Fraud
Under the Criminal Code, fraud offences are divided into two categories. In both cases the penalties are stiff.
- Fraud over $5,000
Fraud over $5,000 is an indictable offence with a maximum penalty of 14 years.
- Fraud under $5,000
The Crown has a choice as to whether they wish to proceed by summary conviction or by indictment. By summary conviction the maximum sentence is 6 months. By indictment the penalty maximum sentence is 2 years.
Armoured Suits Will Defend Your Interests
Fraud over 5000. Fraud under 5000. Utter Forged Document. Personation. No matter what the charge, fraud is taken very seriously by the courts. Do not let the unscrupulous activities of others cost you your reputation. The experienced and highly-skilled criminal defence lawyers at Armoured Suits are committed to leveraging knowledge, resources and expertise to help you fight back.
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