How Long After Shoplifting Can You Be Caught?

There is a common misconception that if you shoplift and are able to leave the store undetected that you will not be charged for your crimes. You may wonder then, how long after shoplifting can you be caught? In Canada, unlike in the United States, there is no universal statute of limitations on criminal acts, so, depending on the gravity of your shoplifting, there may not be a maximum amount of time to protect you from being prosecuted. If you have shoplifted and are wondering about the penalties and likeliness of being caught after the fact, read on. How are…

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Can You Get a Criminal Record for Shoplifting in Canada?

Shoplifting, also known as “theft under $5000” , is a criminal offence in Canada. Not all criminal offences are treated the same, as the gravity of the crime impacts the gravity of the punishment. One thing that all criminal offences in Canada have in common, however, is that they can end up on your criminal record if you are convicted. Shoplifting in Canada is taken seriously, and if you are found guilty you will likely end up with a criminal record. Read on to learn about shoplifting in Canada and what you should do if charged with a minor theft…

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