Breach of Trust occurs when one is in a position of power or authority and abuses that authority entrusted to him or her. Government Officials, Corporate CEOs, Teachers, Lawyers, and many others are examples of types of occupations and position holders that could be charged with breaching their authority. When one holds a fiduciary duty to others, this can also be the trigger for such a charge. An Immigration officer for example would be charged with breach of trust if he/she was trying to obtain a payout or bribe for offering citizenship or residency status. There are countless other examples of what constitutes a breach of trust. It is a criminal offence found under the Criminal Code of Canada that carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in a Federal Penitentiary. If you are under investigation or have been arrested in relation to a breach of trust, call Avi Baratz for a free confidential consultation.