Criminal Offence Penalty Chart

Crimes of dishonesty

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S=Summary H=Hybrid I=Indictable

Offence description Criminal Code Section S/H/I Minimum penalty Discharge available Maximum Penalty
(S)
Maximum Penalty
(I)
Theft, $5,000 or less 322,
334(b)
H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 2 yrs.
Theft over $5,000 322,
334(a)
I   yes   10 yrs.
Possession of stolen property under $5,000 354,
355(b)
H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 2 yrs.
Possession of stolen property over $5,000 354,
355(a)
I   yes   10 yrs.
Fraud, $5,000 or less 380(1)(b) H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 2 yrs.
Fraud over $5,000 380(1)(a) I   yes   10 yrs.
Take motor vehicle without consent 335 S   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine  
Theft or forgery of credit card 342(a),(b) H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Use or possess stolen or forged credit card 342(c) H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Use revoked or cancelled credit card 342(d) H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 fine 10 yrs.
Robbery (without firearm) 343,
344(b)
I       life
Robbery (with firearm) 343,
344(a)
I 4 yrs.     life
Extortion (without firearm) 346(1),
(1.1)(b)
I       life
Extortion (with firearm) 346(1),
(1.1)(a)
I 4 yrs.     life
Break and enter with intent, committing indictable offence (dwelling house) 348 I       life
Break and enter with intent, committing indictable offence (non-dwelling house) 348 H   yes 6 mos./$5,000 10 yrs.

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