Ottawa White Collar Crime Lawyer Asks:

Reports in mid-August suggest that the government is planning to toughen white-collar crime laws.  Apparently, this move is in response to the concerns arising from recent high-profile fraud schemes that left many with significant financial losses.

Possible measures include mandatory sentences for white-collar criminals and to increase the amount of time actually spent in jail when a custodial sentence is imposed.

Given the current political and economic climates, a person charged with, or being investigated for,  fraud, tax evasion and other related so-called “white collar crimes” would be well advised to seek an experienced criminal defence lawyer as early in the process as follows.