Second Offender Gets a Second Chance – Charge withdrawn


CC: s.334(b) – Theft Under $5000


My client was caught shoplifting at Sears, again.  She was charged with theft, less than one year before, and was referred to the Alternative Measures Program then.


Normally, a person only gets one opportunity to escape a criminal conviction for this type of offence. However, in my client’s case, I was able to persuade the Crown to refer her to AMP again. Upon successful completion of the program requirements, her charge was withdrawn, and she continues to enjoy having no criminal record.