Theft & Property Crime

If you have been arrested for a Theft, Fraud or Property related offences contact Motevalli Law Group today!

A criminal conviction can negatively impact your life, liberty and livelihood. It can be especially difficult to obtain gainful employment when a criminal conviction of this nature is found upon a background check.

Any involvement in the commission of a crime related to a theft, the preparation or possession of items related to a theft and any method by which a theft is attempted is a punishable offence. Charges may be brought against you even if you were unaware of your connection to Property Related Offences. If you have been arrested or charged with Theft, Fraud or a Property Related Offense, do not hesitate to find out how to protect your rights and call Motevalli Law Group today.

Property Related Offenses in Ontario Include:

  • Robbery
  • Extortion
  • Theft
  • Break & Enter
  • Possession of Property Obtained by Crime
  • Possession of Burglar Tools
  • Arson
  • Mischief
  • Trespass
  • Proceeds of Crime
  • Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Uttering Forged
  • Documents
  • Counterfeiting
  • Credit Card Offences
  • Bribery


Theft is a serious offence in Canada and is punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years under section 334 of the Criminal Code. Theft can be established in several manner and even the temporary deprivation of property can lead to Theftcharges being laid by the prosecution. Under Section 322 of the Criminal Code theft can be completed in any one of the following manners:

322. (1) Every one commits theft who fraudulently and without colour of right takes, or fraudulently and without colour of right converts to his use or to the use of another person, anything, whether animate or inanimate, with intent

(a) to deprive, temporarily or absolutely, the owner of it, or a person who has a special property or interest in it, of the thing or of his property or interest in it;

(b) to pledge it or deposit it as security;

(c) to part with it under a condition with respect to its return that the person who parts with it may be unable to perform; or

(d) to deal with it in such a manner that it cannot be restored in the condition in which it was at the time it was taken or converted.


343. Every one commits robbery who

(a) steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property;

(b) steals from any person and, at the time he steals or immediately before or immediately thereafter, wounds, beats, strikes or uses any personal violence to that person;

(c) assaults any person with intent to steal from him; or

(d) steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.


380. (1) Every one who, 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,

(a) is guilty of an indictable offence and 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; or

(b) is guilty

(i) of an indictable offence and is liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or

(ii) of an offence punishable on summary conviction,where the value of the subject-matter of the offence does not exceed five thousand dollars.

If you have you been charged with theft, robbery, fraud, shoplifting or other Property related offense contact Motevalli Law Group to benefit from the knowledge and experience of our team. Place your trust with dedicated group of professional who can assist you in achieving the best possible outcome for your case.

Recent Success

R v P.B.

2017, 1911 Eglington Avenue

Charge: Theft Under $5000

Result: All charges withdrawn.

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