What is Theft & Robbery? - De Boyrie Law

Thefts & Robbery

What is Theft & Robbery?

Criminal Code Definition of Theft

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

  1. 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;
  2. To pledge it or deposit it as security;
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Criminal Code Definition of Robbery

343 Every one commits robbery who

  1. 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;
  2. 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;
  3. Assaults any person with the intent to steal from him; or
  4. Steals from any person while armed with an offensive weapon or imitation thereof.

Theft and Robbery are serious charges which can result in very serious penalties if convicted. As a result, it is very important to have an experienced criminal lawyer to help guide you through the entire process. We at De Boyrie Law are covering residents of Toronto, Vaughan, and the Greater Toronto Area.

Theft & Robbery

What can De Boyrie Law do for you?

If you are found guilty of Theft or Robbery, there are very serious impacts on your life that can affect future employment, travel plans, and more.

Alex De Boyrie has experience successfully representing clients who have been accused of Theft and Robbery. He has a strong track record of having penalties reduced, and charges were completely withdrawn. We believe in crafting an individualized defence for each case and providing each client with the utmost attention to detail and representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with Theft or Robbery, please call De Boyrie Law today for a consultation at (416) 727-1389.