Fraud Lawyer In Toronto
There are two initial categories of fraud: Over and under $5,000. I protect clients who have been charged with fraud over $5.000 (this can be anything from $5001.00 to millions.)
Fraud is a general legal term and can encompass as many activities as people have situations…
When we think of fraud, we often think of intentional embezzlement, but the reality is that many people find themselves charged with fraud due to the breakdown of an existing verbal agreement. For example, when one feels they’re owed money and takes it on themselves to withdraw it, either unbeknownst to their partner, or against their partner’s wishes.
Another example is when one makes personal use of funds that should not have been available to them, for example, writing cheques from a business account, claiming dividends, or basic embezzlement. I often work with clients who committed this offense due to financial stress and had every intention of paying it back, only to see their situation worsen.
Fraud happens for all kinds of reasons and it’s important not to judge, or make assumptions about one’s motivation or innocence. I’ve seen it all, and know how easy it is for good people to get caught up in a bad decision.
The bottom line is that any fraud charge is serious, and if you’ve been charged with this offense, you need a lawyer who has your best interests at heart, and who’ll help you get though it.
Give me a call and let’s discuss your situation. You likely have more options than you think, but it’s starts with a conversation. Call me today