Fraud Lawyer Toronto

Fraud Lawyer Toronto

Section 380 (1) (a) (b) (i) and (ii) state that you if you are found guilty of an indictable offence, you are liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or punishment on summary conviction, “Where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.”

Defending Fraud Charges – Why Choose a Lawyer

If you have been accused of fraud, it is important you know what it is and possible impact on your life.

According to section 380 of the Canadian Criminal Code, you are guilty of fraud if “By deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service.”

You should fight fraud through a lawyer because the penalties are quite hefty. If you are found guilty of an indictable offence, Section 380. (1) (a) states you are, “Liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years, where the subject-matter of the offence is a testamentary instrument or the value of the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars.”

Section 380 (1) (a) (b) (i) and (ii) state that you if you are found guilty of an indictable offence, you are liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or punishment on summary conviction, “Where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.”

If you have been accused of fraud, it is important you know what it is and possible impact on your life.

According to section 380 of the Canadian Criminal Code, you are guilty of fraud if “By deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of this Act, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service.”

You should fight fraud through a lawyer because the penalties are quite hefty. If you are found guilty of an indictable offence, Section 380. (1) (a) states you are, “Liable to a term of imprisonment not exceeding fourteen years, where the subject-matter of the offence is a testamentary instrument or the value of the subject-matter of the offence exceeds five thousand dollars.”

According To The Act, Examples Of Fraud Include

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Disposal of property to defraud creditors

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Ponzi schemes

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Non-disclosure of material facts

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Breach of contractual obligations

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Insider trading

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Broker reducing stock by selling for his own account

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Fraud in relation to valuable minerals

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Breach of trusts

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Unauthorized diversion of funds or property

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The use of company assets for personal purposes

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Fraudulent disposal of goods on which money advanced

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Criminal Lawyer – Defending Fraud Charges

Most employers have policies that bar them from continuing to employ or hiring someone who has a fraud conviction. This, coupled with the complexity of fraud cases and the hefty penalties, calls for hiring a criminal lawyer Toronto in a fraud case. At Costa Law Firm, we are a Top Choice Award-winning law firm that has vast experience in fraud cases. Hiring us has several benefits.

Fraud cases in Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice usually drag on for months and even years. Hiring us allows you to concentrate on your job and family.

The law requires that the Crown prosecutor proves your identity as the accused. If there is no photographic or video evidence, we will raise reasonable doubt that you are the right accused.

The law requires, “That the complainant owned something of value (property, money, valuable security, or a service)”. Depending on the accusation, we will argue that he/she did not. Where probably, your criminal defence lawyer Toronto will also argue that the value of the item in question was under $5,000, which means more lenient penalties.

The Crown prosecutor has to prove, “That the accused deprived the complainant of something of value or was put at risk of losing something of value.” We will argue that there was no real risk of loss of something valuable.

Where documents are involved, we will argue that they were not made “In the ordinary course of business” pursuant to the Canada Evidence Act. We will also argue the date and time of the documents, the jurisdiction where they were signed, and the identity of the person who signed them.

Call us today on 416-535-6329 for answers to any questions you may have on Fraud.

Most employers have policies that bar them from continuing to employ or hiring someone who has a fraud conviction. This, coupled with the complexity of fraud cases and the hefty penalties, calls for hiring a criminal lawyer Toronto in a fraud case. At Costa Law Firm, we are a Top Choice Award-winning law firm that has vast experience in fraud cases. Hiring us has several benefits.

Fraud cases in Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice usually drag on for months and even years. Hiring us allows you to concentrate on your job and family.

The law requires that the Crown prosecutor proves your identity as the accused. If there is no photographic or video evidence, we will raise reasonable doubt that you are the right accused.

The law requires, “That the complainant owned something of value (property, money, valuable security, or a service)”. Depending on the accusation, we will argue that he/she did not. Where probably, your criminal defence lawyer Toronto will also argue that the value of the item in question was under $5,000, which means more lenient penalties.

The Crown prosecutor has to prove, “That the accused deprived the complainant of something of value or was put at risk of losing something of value.” We will argue that there was no real risk of loss of something valuable.

Fraud Lawyer Toronto

Where documents are involved, we will argue that they were not made “In the ordinary course of business” pursuant to the Canada Evidence Act. We will also argue the date and time of the documents, the jurisdiction where they were signed, and the identity of the person who signed them.

Call us today on 416-535-6329 for answers to any questions you may have on Fraud.

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If I could give David Costa more than 5 stars I would. The moment that I called him in 2015, I knew right away that he was the right person to represent my son. He gave my son a list of things to do to help his case. David replied to every email that I sent to him and answered all my questions no matter how many times I asked the same questions. He even talked to my son when he thought my son was not doing enough to get the best possible outcome. We are pleased with the outcome of the case. Excellent lawyer! Highly recommended! Definitely Toronto’s Top Lawyer!
Rusty Moore
Rusty Moore
15:55 16 Jan 19
David Costa was my brother’s defense lawyer on a first degree murder charge. I called the lawyer the moment my brother was arrested. There was absolutely no physical evidence against my brother. There were alibi witnesses and coroner evidence that he could not have killed the victim. And Mr. Costa did everything we asked him to do as our lawyer. He called the alibi witnesses, he made sure all evidences are preserved, he hired a PI and did an investigation of his own. He did everything he could to save my brother from jail. Our whole family is grateful to David Costa for his knowledge, experience, support and strong motivation. David is a very good man.
Jeffrey Wen
Jeffrey Wen
02:34 27 Nov 18
The charges I had were dismissed, however along the way I spoke to a couple lawyers. I stuck with David because I could tell he had a level of knowledge others didn’t. He also was always very quick to get back to me. If I ever need a lawyer in the future it will be David for sure and I also recommend him to anyone needing legal assistance.
James Obryant
James Obryant
17:02 15 Jan 19
The best adoption lawyer in Toronto! David Costa walked us through everything, and was with us every second on the big day! We did not have many face to face meetings, as he communicates very well via email. This is definitely a lawyer who takes his time to do it correctly. We honestly can’t thank him enough!
Ruth Bowen
Ruth Bowen
02:34 13 Jan 19
Mr. Costa is a great lawyer. He is a professional who always answered my calls/emails promptly and kept me informed on the latest information regarding my case. I am happy with the outcome and I recommend him to anyone who needs a defense lawyer.
Frank Elliott
Frank Elliott
06:28 13 Jan 19
From my experience, as a client and referring clients to Costa Law Firm keeps satisfying me and referred family, friends, and business contacts. They are easy to reach, easy to talk to, and make what can be a complex legal system very manageable .
Benji Teixeira
Benji Teixeira
17:41 09 Apr 19
Excellent lawyer with great work ethics, professionalism, knowledge and understanding. I hired him to represent me for traffic violation. He explained me everything about the case and expected outcomes. He studied my case in detail and in the end got the case dismissed. Highly recommended.
Willie Sweeney
Willie Sweeney
16:47 05 Jan 19
My family and I are grateful for the positive experience we had with Costa Law firm. Kowlasar Misir, our Lawyer was extremely honest, thorough and trusting through out the entire process of our family case. We had the pleasure of meeting with Kowlasar for a second time recently and again the help and understanding surpassed my expectations.
Tania E
Tania E
15:14 28 Aug 19
Mr. Costa was a great help with my custody case. He walked me through the process step-by-step and gave me some useful tips. I am relieved now that I got a full custody of my daughter. Back than I was quite shaken by the circumstances and his confidence really was just what I needed.
Jeanne Axy
Jeanne Axy
03:25 15 Sep 19
Back in 2017, my nephew was accused of a fraud over $5000, he was only 19 and my family felt horrible for him. Costa Law did everything to defend him and was able to help him. We are very grateful to David and his team and strongly recommend them.
Katie Quirk
Katie Quirk
12:12 17 Sep 19
David was handling my DUI case and I could not be more grateful. I gave him a call right after I got arrested, he calmed me down and gave me an action plan. I don’t know how things would turn out if I would go with another lawyer. This guy is worth every penny spent on his services.
Clyde Wiley
Clyde Wiley
09:05 19 Sep 19
Costa Law was incredible experience from day one. Very intelligent, compassionate and accessible team, I felt like they actually cared about my case.  I strongly recommend them for criminal defence cases (speaking from personal experience).
Mary Schmitt
Mary Schmitt
04:30 26 Sep 19
Back in 2009 I was a troublesome young man and managed to get a criminal record. Time have passed and I changed, but my record remained as a reminder of my past, reminder that made my life more difficult than needed.  I was referred to David Costa by one of my friends who also had a similar experience. He helped me to get a pardon and today my record is clean. I feel like that weight is finally off my shoulders.
William Palmisano
William Palmisano
03:11 27 Sep 19
Thanks to these guys I was able to close the deal on my dream house! I can’t stop braging about Costa Law, they are an amazing team and deserve all the credit.
Freddy Bishop
Freddy Bishop
02:46 09 Oct 19
My son was arrested for possession of Schedule 1 drug back in January. I was completely mortified. David did an amazing job minimizing penalties, he was there for our family throughout the whole process. I strongly recommend Costa Law to anyone who needs help to deal with criminal charges.
Nicolas Lane
Nicolas Lane
07:50 12 Oct 19
David is so on point! He worked on my criminal defence case, great guy and great outcome. Would give him 10 stars if I could.
Gillian Smith
Gillian Smith
08:50 29 Oct 19
David worked on my sister in law sponsorship application. She is from Bulgaria and the immigration process from that country to Canada is pretty complex. My brother told us David was always reachable, answered every question they had and most importantly, my sister in law is now in Canada with us!
Karen Gallo
Karen Gallo
08:42 08 Nov 19
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