Will you go to.jail for.second offense of theft under 5000 also whats the charge if you took 50 itmes most expensive thing was 300 dollars is it multiple charges of theft under of is it theft over 5000

Asked over 1 year ago in Winnipeg, Manitoba
Categories: Criminal Law

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Andrew Captan

Answer by Andrew Captan

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Every case is different and must be assessed individually, including a detailed assessment of the offender and a detailed assessment of the offence related circumstances.  There is no minimum punishment for a Theft Under $5,000 for a 2nd offence.  Jail is not mandatory.  The risk of jail will increase with the severity of the offence.

If the value of the property in question exceeds $5,000, the police normally will lay a Theft Over $5,000 charge, although in some cases, may lay a multi-count Theft Under $5,000 information, in order to avoid a situation where the accused elects to have a trial in Superior Court (which is what they'd be entitled to on a Theft Over $5,000).

Andrew Captan
Toronto Criminal Lawyer

Posted about 1 year ago

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