A fiduciary can be brought up on criminal charges for breach of trust. Whether stemming from embezzlement, misappropriation or a similar property crime, breach of trust charges can result in serious penalties and affect your professional reputation.
At Neuberger & Partners LLP, our Toronto breach of trust lawyers defend clients from all types of theft and fraud charges in Ontario. As a leading criminal defence firm, we have the knowledge, tools and resources to handle your defence. Since 1992, we have developed a record of success* based on a commitment to our clients and a sophisticated understanding of criminal law.
Understanding the Charges Against You
Breach of trust occurs when a fiduciary converts something entrusted to them by another person, employer, trust, business or organization to an unauthorized use, with intent to defraud and in contravention of the trust, for example, diverting proceeds. While breach of trust is its own criminal charge, it often involves the commission of other crimes, including:
- Ponzi schemes and other forms of securities fraud
- Cheque fraud
- Employee theft
We take a detailed and systematic approach to these cases. In collaboration with experts in forensic accounting, computer technology and other fields, we work diligently to prepare your defence and understand the evidence against you. Our lawyers prepare every case for trial, with an understanding that many cases are often decided before a judge hears evidence. At every stage, we help you stay prepared and informed about your case.
Seek an Experienced Criminal Lawyer in the Early Stages
A bankruptcy or other civil matter can lead to a criminal investigation into irregularities and financial issues. Our lawyers have experience representing clients in the early stages of an investigation. We can prepare you to give evidence to a bankruptcy trustee and attend meetings with you to help you avoid implicating yourself.
Contact a Whitby Fraud Defence Law Firm
Every financial crime demands experienced counsel. Contact our office online or reach us by phone at 888-759-2810 to schedule a consultation. We defend clients in the Greater Toronto Area and throughout Ontario.
*Past results do not guarantee success in any particular case.