Three clients charged with shoplifting are given absolute discharges

Three clients of criminal lawyer Luc Simard had been charged with shoplifting together (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Simard undertook negotiations with the Prosecutor. The clients made a donation to a charity organization and pleaded guilty to the charges. Taking into account the donations made as well as each of the women’s permanent resident status, the lawyers suggested the Judge grant them absolute discharges. The Judge acquiesced.Not all

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A client charged with shoplifting receives an absolute discharge

Criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was defending a client charged with shoplifting for a value exceeding $ 800 (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Given her professional status, her age and the fact that she did not have a criminal record, Mr.Cormier negotiated with the Prosecutor so that his client could benefit from a discharge. The client made a donation to a charity organization and then pleaded guilty. The Judge agreed

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A client is freed from the shoplifting charges against her

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier was charged with shoplifting for a value of over $ 700 (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). Mr. Cormier discussed the case with the Prosecutor and the latter decided to drop the charges against the client of Mr. Cormier, given her personal and occupational situation at the time of the charges as well as other factors.Not all the clients of criminal lawyer Xavier

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A client is acquitted on a shoplifting charge

A client of criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier had been charged with shoplifting (Section 334 Criminal Code of Canada). The client pleaded not guilty. During the trial, a witness of the Crown was not present in court. Mr. Cormier had discussions with the Prosecutor, in order to present his client’s defence. Finally, the Prosecutor decided to drop the charges against the client, who was acquitted.Not all clients of criminal lawyer Xavier

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Two women charged with theft acquitted because of the Jordan decision of the Supreme Court (excessive delays in procedures)

Two persons who are members of the same family were arrested by Montreal police on charges of shoplifting for a value of $ 200 in a department store. The ladies were summoned to Municipal Court to face charges of theft and conspiracy (Sections 334 and 465 Criminal Code). They met Mrs. Vallelonga to ask her to defend them on criminal charges. The two women charged denied committing the offence and

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Despite stealing gas, he avoided getting a criminal record

An individual had not paid for $ 52 worth of gas in a service station. He was later arrested by police and charged with theft under $ 5,000 under Section 334 b) ii) of the Criminal Code. He had already been convicted previously of driving under the influence, but nevertheless wished to avoid having a record for this charge, because a conviction for theft could have affected his travel to

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Although charged with stealing over $ 5,000 from his employer, he avoided getting a record

A Canadian permanent resident committed a series of embezzlements while undergoing personal problems at the level of professional integration. It seems he stole money from the cash he used in his work. He was charged with theft over $ 5,000 (Section 334 a) and 355 Criminal Code) at the Montreal Palais de justice.After beginning the procedures with another lawyer, the client eventually asked our criminal lawyer for help. He wanted

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Shoplifting charges not laid by the Prosecutor after the arrest

A young man was caught by the security guards of Simons department store supposedly committing a shoplifting offence with an accomplice. Police were called in to arrest them and gave the suspects a court date on theft charges (Section 334 Criminal Code). The defendant also received a $ 500 civil claim in the mail from the store. He hired our law firm to have a criminal lawyer represent him.After analyzing

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Although found guilty of shoplifting, a teacher avoided having a criminal record

Shoplifting is often an offence that our clients commit during a stressful period of their lives. For instance, a teacher was arrested in Montreal after stealing merchandise in a department store. She was charged with theft in accordance with Section 334 b ii) of the Criminal Code.This client’s career would have been in jeopardy if she had been convicted, since her employer checked for criminal records. Our criminal lawyer therefore

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Charges of petty theft from a store are finally dropped

A young lady was arrested after walking out of a Montreal department store with beauty products of little value in her possession. Charges of shoplifting (Section 334 b)ii) Criminal Code) were laid on her. This client lived in another province. She wished to avoid having a criminal record for self-evident reasons: job search and travel, and she hired one of our criminal lawyers to defend her.  Mr Xavier Cormier asked the

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Two clients are granted absolute discharges

Two clients of our criminal lawyer appeared in Municipal Court in Montreal during the same week on charges of shoplifting. Charges were laid under Section 334 of the Criminal Code. Both of them wished to avoid having a criminal record for very different reasons: one of them did volunteer work for various agencies, while the other one was a student. Both cases were settled quickly, on two Court dates about

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Four clients charged with theft receive discharges on the same day

Sometimes criminal lawyers have to deal with several cases at the same time, for instance when cases go to court on the same date. This is what happened to four clients of lawyer Xavier Cormier who all pleaded guilty to shoplifting charges on the same day in unrelated cases. For various reasons covered by the Criminal Code and jurisprudence, these clients received discharges in order to avoid having criminal records. Since

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A client charged with theft received a 2nd absolute discharge

A client was arrested while exiting a store after stealing over $ 100 worth of goods. She was charged with shoplifting and possession of stolen goods (Section 334 b)ii) of the Criminal Code and 354(1)a) and 355b)ii) of the Criminal Code). This client had already been found guilty of theft about 6 years prior. She had then received a first discharge.The client hired criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to represent her

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Client granted an absolute discharge for shoplifting and assault

A client was arrested for shoplifting (Section 334 b)ii) Criminal Code) and for shoving the security guard while exiting the store (assault, under Section 266 b) of the Criminal Code). This client had to avoid having a criminal record because of the nature of his job.   Carlos Bolivar, a criminal lawyer with Cormier Simard, negotiated with the Prosecutor. They agreed to suggest the Judge sentence the client to an absolute

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A client charged with theft and fraud will not have a criminal record

Charges for theft under $ 5,000 (Section 334b) (ii) Criminal Code), use of a stolen credit card (Section 342 (1)c)f) Criminal Code) and fraud under a value of $ 5,000 (Section 380 (1)b)(ii) Criminal Code) had been laid on a client of a criminal lawyer working for Cormier Simard. She had been accused of stealing a credit card and purchasing goods for a value of around $ 500. This client

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Shoplifting

Mr. Xavier Cormier, a criminal lawer, defends clients charged with shoplifting. Shoplifting is theft as defined by Sections 322 and 334 of the Criminal Code of Canada, and can incur a sentence going as far as imprisonment. It is possible to defend oneself against a shoplifting charge in certain situations. The evidence adduced in support may be insufficient or the police’s gathering of evidence may be tainted with violations of

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Having committed theft twice during a rough period, he received two discharges

Sometimes, clients going through a rough period of their lives commit a series of thefts, precisely because of their emotional state. These people often do not have any criminal records and had never dreamed of one day beyond at odds with the law. How can a criminal lawyer be of assistance to them?After getting arrested for shoplifting in a store, a client asked criminal lawyer Xavier Cormier to defend him. Once

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Acquitted of theft because he was denied the right to a lawyer

During a night time patrol, a police officer noticed a suspicious-looking individual wandering with a bicycle and a cut lock. After stopping the man, he questioned him about where he found the bicycle and the lock, and then arrested him for theft and possession of stolen goods. The police officer found a pair of shears on the suspect, who finally admitted having committed the theft. Therefore, the individual was charged

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A client charged with theft receives a second discharge

A client of the Cormier Simard law firm was charged in Laval with shoplifting (Section 334 b) (ii) Criminal Code). She had already received an absolute discharge in the past for a similar charge. The client wished to receive a second discharge because a criminal record would have interfered with her personal life and her career. The representative of Mr Cormier negotiated with the Prosecutor. The client pleaded guilty to

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A client charged with theft over $ 1,000 is acquitted

Criminal defense lawyer Luc Simard defended a client charged with having stolen a sum of money over $ 1,000 (Section 334 Canadian Criminal Code). The charges had been laid against him several years beforehand. Mr. Simard began discussions with the Prosecutor. The client reimbursed the victim for the sum of money, and the charges were dropped by the Prosecutor. Therefore, the client was acquitted of the charges.Not all Mr. Simard’s

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