You need to contact a Canadian lawyer that practices criminal law. Theft is a crime and it has long term consequences if convicted. If you can't afford a private attorney you will need to ask the court to appoint you a defender at the first court date, if you qualify. I don't practice law in Canada so I don't know your criminal procedures. Good luck.
I am trying to give you a general answer to your question. We do not have an attorney-client relationship by this response on the avvo website. I have not been retained to represent you. I am licensed to practice law in Kentucky and in federal court in this state and the Southern District of Indiana. You need to seek legal advice from an attorney licensed to practice in your area..
Theft is a criminal offense that could result in serving active jail time under Kentucky law. As such, you should consult a criminal defense attorney near you immediately to discuss your case and any possible defenses or suppression issues you may have. In Kentucky, only the Judge can appoint a public public defender.
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