Criminal Breach of Trust Lawyer in Toronto
Criminal Breach of Trust occurs when anyone in the position of a “trustee” of anything for a beneficial use, on behalf of another person, or public or charitable organization, acts to or has intent to defraud, or use anything in trust that has not been authorized by the trust. In short, it is the abuse of trust (normally) in a public office. This can be an act or omission committed by the trustee which is in-congruent with the terms or laws set out in the trust agreement.
Criminal Breach of Trust Includes
- theft from an employer
- forgery or the destruction of documents in title
- a public servant who refuses to deliver property in trust
- the theft or fraud of cattle or lumber
- theft or fraud of credit cards
- fraudulent use of computers
Penalties for Breach of Trust in Toronto
Anyone found guilty of Breach of Trust may be required to pay back or return what was taken, face other fines, and/or may face up to 14 years in prison. Forgery & theft can result in up to 10 years in prison.
If you are found guilty of one or more of these breach of trust offences, the sentencing often results in more serious sanctions and penalties than other fraud charges. In times past, a jail sentence would almost always be handed down in cases of breach of trust, unless extenuating or unusual circumstances existed. The danger of such harsh sentencing still exists today, even for a first time offender, especially where the economic loss was substantial.
Are You Facing Breach of Trust Charges in Toronto?
If you’re facing breach of trust charges in Toronto, consulting with an experienced criminal defence lawyer right from our office, may be the best move you make. With the high stakes and complexity involved in these cases, you will need every edge you can get to safeguard your rights and protect your freedom. Don’t delay. The quicker you get in touch with us, the faster we will be able to prepare your case, and begin put this unfortunate situation behind you.
Our law team of Bruce Karten & Stephen Hebscher have represented many people prosecuted for criminal breach of trust. We have been able to present the human side of our clients during trial, with the outcome often being the avoidance of a prison term, and in some circumstances, the aversion of a criminal record under the Criminal Code of Canada. Our extensive experience in criminal law, having handled hundreds of cases in breaches of trust, is of great advantage to getting you the best possible outcome. See what our other clients are saying about us. We can help you too!
I came to Stephen Hebscher with a somewhat irregular case. Both my spouse and I had been mutually charged with domestic assault, a legal situation that neither of us had wished upon each other. While my spouse's lawyer had been content to seek mutually binding peace bonds, Stephen was able to get in front of the case and negotiate a withdrawal of both of our charges- the best possible outcome on BOTH sides of the table – once we successfully completing the PARs program. I remain entirely pleased with Stephen's competency, professionalism and accessibility, and would not hesitate to recommend him as a criminal defence lawyer. L.A.
Mr. Hebscher: I would like to thank you for your excellent representation of me in relation to the domestic assault charges that you worked so hard to have withdrawn. You have made a critical difference in my future and I am very happy with the outcome. I also appreciate your hard work, and the extra time and effort you have put in to deal with all the other issues that came along. I thank you for being a phone call away (or email) even when you did not have to be. I will gladly recommend your services to any of my friends or family should they ever need it. I am very grateful for what you have done.
I am impressed especially after our meeting on Monday – I was resigned that something bad would befall me, so I am very blessed to have this outcome. I thank you for the hard work that you have put into this case, and the dedication on getting me this fantastic outcome! I am so glad that we retained you as my lawyer! You have done an outstanding job and allowed me to now rebuild my life. Thank you, Bruce Karten.
Dave B. (Ajax, Ontario)
We were referred to Stephen Hebscher when our child was in need of legal representation. He was charged with sexual assault. As parents, we were quite frightened for our child but Mr. Hebscher was the calm voice of reason. We are very grateful to Mr. Hebscher for the excellent results he got for our child, as the charges were dropped.
J.N. (Toronto, Ontario)
Mr. Hebscher is a very professional lawyer who takes pride in his work and because of this the end result was the judge ruling me not guilty and I got my innocence and life back. My family and I would like to thank you again Stephen Hebscher for doing a wonderful job and also being a very supportive man.
Chris T. (Scarborough, Ontario)
I am happy to report that Bruce’s superior negotiation strategy and ability to present facts effectively helped convince the Crown to reduce his position. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bruce for getting my charge withdrawn and keep my criminal record clean.
J.S (Toronto, Ontario)
I looked and found Barrister Stephen Hebscher I introduced myself and my case and after listening to all details he was able to ensure me that my case would go well. All charges against me have be thrown out and my life is back to normal.
Blair H. (North York)
Bruce ...The care and concern you showed us during our dealings certainly helped to reduce the stress we were under. I would recommend you without a second thought. Your winning record is a bonus as well. My husband and myself can't thank you enough for all you've done for our family.
Debi T. (Mississauga, Ontario)
Dear Mr. Hebscher...There are not enough words to express my appreciation for your...giving me your undivided attention at all times, work in my case with your heart and soul, that makes you "ONE OF A KIND" lawyer.
Ahmed A. (Brampton, Ontario)
Mr. Bruce Karten was able to help to extricate me from a very serious criminal case containing severe charges, including weapons –threat to use weapons, death threat, harassment,etc. He succeeded in winning my case. I was discharged; was able to keep my career, and no criminal record. This was a tremendous accomplishment, and I am very appreciative of that.
Nickolai V. (Toronto, Ontario)
Again, from the depth of our hearts we sincerely thank you very much for being my Counsel on this case. We now can say you are the BEST and we will surely recommend you to our friends and anybody here we know who needs the best Lawyer in Ontario. You have done an extremely good job and we are very happy with the outcome this morning.
Roman A. (Markham, Ontario)
Mr. Hebscher was the only lawyer who gave me hope and made me feel like I had a real fighting chance. I am extremely satisfied with the quick results that he delivered, and I am happy to say that he was able to convince the court to drop the charges against me and clear my name.
Tina M. (Toronto, Ontario)