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Defending Yourself: Theft Under $5,000

Describes how to defend yourself if you are charged with theft under $5,000 and what the prosecutor must prove to find you guilty. Also includes sentencing information, how to get legal help, and a flowchart showing which LSS publications can help at each stage of the criminal court process.

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Legal Aid BC
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last reviewed
October 2019 i Last date reviewed by a qualified expert to ensure content up-to-date. See "Tips" in Clicklaw content criteria (bottom of pageside menu) for details.
resource type
self-help & forms
charged with a crime, defending yourself, theft under $5000, stealing, shoplifting, summary offence, indictable offence, pleading not guilty, trials, sentences, crimes & offences, theft, pleading guilty