Difficulty in Charges Being Dropped in Breach of Trust Cases

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Edward Prutschi, Criminal Lawyer with Adler Bytensky Prutschi Shikhman of Toronto, discusses the difficulty of trying to get a criminal charge dropped if the complainant wants to change his or her decision. Let’s take an example of a company accusing an employee of fraud and breach of trust. If the company is considering laying a […]

The Increase in Severity of Sentencing for Fraud Convictions

November 22, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the increase in the severity of sentencing for fraud convictions. Penalties for convictions for fraud are increasing in severity, especially if there are aggravating factors such as breach of trust or any kind of coercion. If the victims are particularly vulnerable such as the […]

Defending A Fraud Charge And The Advantage Of A Plea Bargain

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains the challenge of defending a fraud charge and the advantage of a plea bargain. Unlike an assault charge file or impaired driving charge file that may take me a few hours to review, a fraud file is usually made up of banker’s boxes full […]

The Role Of The Crown Attorney

October 12, 2011 by  
Category: Criminal Law, General

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Dennis Reeve, criminal lawyer with the Newmarket firm of Hobson & Reeve, explains the role of the Crown Attorney. The Prosecutor, in Canada, is called a Crown Attorney. The job of a Crown Attorney is to prosecute the criminal charges laid by police officers. This is an adversarial process. The Crown tries to prove you […]

Why You Need A Lawyer’s Advice When Accused Of Fraud

September 22, 2011 by  
Category: Fraud, General

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Bruce Engel of Engel and Associates criminal lawyers in Ottawa explains why it’s important to get a lawyer’s advice when you think you may be accused of fraud. More often than not, a fraud charge will sneak up on you. For instance, you can be engaged in fraud by depriving your employer, and you may […]

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