Theft offenses such as shoplifting are some of the minor charges taken to court. Depending on the nature of the offense, first-time offenders, charged with minor offenses in some cities in Ontario, may have their cases diverted from the court system.
In such a scenario, the accused will have their criminal charges withdrawn. Many people carry out theft offenses out of impulse, due to an illness or poor judgment. If you join a diversion program, depending on the region it is located, you may have to carry out some tasks.
It could be community service, making a donation, watching a video on the offense committed. When you complete the diversion program, a recommendation will be made by the Crown Attorney for your charges to be withdrawn, to the court.
Contact Grewal Law for trusted Criminal Lawyer services dealing with property offenses.