Being charged with theft can have heavy consequences in Saskatchewan. A conviction for theft can result in a criminal record, probation and even jail time. If you are facing charges for theft, under or over $5,000, you need an experienced criminal defence lawyer on your side. Whether you are dealing with a first-time or repeat offence, we will fight for your rights and do everything we can to protect your future.
Theft is considered a non-violent property offence that covers various illegal acts, such as shoplifting or taking personal property from a friend, family member, or stranger without their knowledge or consent. Theft offences are divided into two categories: theft over $5,000 and theft under $5,000. If you are convicted of a theft offence, your sentence can range from a discharge to fines or jail time. For a theft under $5000 conviction, you could face up to 2 years in jail, and for theft over $5000, you could face up to 10.
The Andrew Benko & Associates team has years of experience helping clients who have been charged with theft-related offences. We will do everything we can to ensure that you are treated fairly and that you receive the best possible defence in your case. We understand how difficult it is to deal with a criminal charge like theft, and we want to help you get back to your life as soon as possible.