Property offences range from the more minor end or the spectrum: mischief under $5000 — damaging or breaking another person’s property worth less than $5000 — to the higher end of the spectrum: break and enter into a dwelling house, which can carry a sentence of 25 years in jail.
It would come as a surprise to many people that a conviction for crimes like slashing a person’s tires or scratching someone’s car automatically includes a suspension from driving in Manitoba for one year. It is important to know the legal consequences of a conviction before proceeding in court.
The police use a number of forensic methods, as well as questioning techniques to extract the evidence they need for a conviction. It is important that immediately upon your arrest you contact a lawyer so you know your rights.