There are several types of drug offences that police may charge a person with, depending upon the facts of each case.
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Each individual criminal defence lawyer has their own practices in terms of where they would be willing to travel to within the Province. Some criminal defence lawyers like myself practice in several different jurisdictions within the Province. Others may restrict their practices to one or two towns or cities.
Oftentimes assault charges arise in domestic situations with one party alleging an assault by the other party. Complainant’s often think it is easy to have an assault charge dropped, however, there are common misconceptions you to take into consideration.
Assault charges are frequently laid by police. In fact, they are arguably some of the most frequently charges offences. Assault charges are often the result of a “he said/she said” situation, where there are two competing versions of events.
Much has changed in Alberta Courts with the COVID pandemic. Many court appearances are conducted “remotely” via telephone. It is important to check the Alberta Courts website in that regard so that you do not miss a court appearance even with the pandemic.
Defence lawyers ensure that the rights of accused persons are protected throughout the criminal process. Once a defence lawyer is hired by an accused person, there are a number of steps which a defence lawyer would typically go through in representing their clients.
With the new rules for impaired driving, there are important changes to note for those who may have a previous conviction for impaired driving, or who end up with multiple instances of impaired driving under the new provincial system.
New rules for impaired driving, also known as “DUIs”, came into effect in Alberta on December 1, 2020.There are important changes to note for a first-time impaired offender.
Distrust in the police among certain racialized groups is not unusual or uncommon. Police and RCMP in Canada have a history of poor police practices, notably in relation to Indigenous, black Canadians, and other people of colour. One such practice is what is known as “carding”.