Theft case under 5000
i was working in a store as a cashier and i stole.grocery.of 80dollars after my shifts end and i also have a extra receipt of customer of my own id..and i also have stickers that posted in a big item...i admiited i stole they.fired me and called the police.police gave me a notice.of appearance in court and also for.finger prints....ita.my first offense and i have beeen in canada since 8mnths i just.have a PR card.. now.please.tell.me.what i will.do... i dont want that they charged me.a criminal i feel.guilty...and i am also pregnant.
Asked 2 months ago in Etobicoke, Ontario
Categories: Criminal Law
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I'm a criminal lawyer who can assist with your inquiry.
Sorry to hear about the situation regarding the Theft Under $5,000 / Shoplifting incident. If you were not an employee of the store, I would suggest right off the bat that the Crown would likely screen your matter for Diversion, which is a way of dealing with a criminal matter without going through the regular process. Completing a Diversion program would ultimately see the charge being withdrawn.
However, because you were an employee, the matter is normally treated a bit more seriously, as there is an "aggravating" factor of it being a breach of trust. Judges and Crowns are required to treat breach of trust in a different way than a standard Theft case. For that reason, I would recommend consulting with / retaining a criminal lawyer.
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Posted 2 months ago
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