Theft under 5000 first offence

I'm being charged with theft under 5000$, it is my first offense and the amount of the items in question are around 100$. What is the likely outcome of the trial?

Asked 18 days ago in Corner brook, Newfoundland and Labrador
Categories: Criminal Law  Small Claims  Legal Aid

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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

Not VerifiedOntario lawyer

Sorry to hear about the Theft Under $5,000 charge.

You may be offered a chance to participate in the Diversion (Direct Accountability) program.

The program usually involves completion of community service, a letter of apology and/or making a charitable donation.  If the Crown Attorney offers you a chance to participate, and you do participate (and complete the program requirements), the charge will usually be withdrawn or stayed, leaving you without any finding of guilt or criminal conviction.


Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer |

Posted 17 days ago

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