In Part 1 of this article, you learned that those in Calgary who have been charged with serious crimes yet are unable to fund their own defence have two opportunities to receive assistance in paying for a defence lawyer. The first of these is through Legal Aid Alberta.
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If you've been charged with assault in Calgary, hopefully you realize how serious the charges against you are. A conviction could mean months or even years of your life in jail, not to mention the damage to your reputation and your future prospects.
You know that an experienced defence lawyer is an important asset if you've been charged with a crime in Calgary. After all, there's a reason that your right to consult with a lawyer is one of the first rights enumerated in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
When you find yourself facing a serious criminal charge in Calgary, it's easy to feel overwhelmed. Understanding the charges against you, trying to deal with the Calgary Police and Crown prosecutors involved in your case, the impact of your charge and/or arrest on your family and your career
Unfortunately, the only thing that's simple about Calgary's simple assault law is how simple it is to find yourself facing a criminal charge for breaking it. After that, controlling the impact this charge can have on your life and raising an effective defence against it are anything but simple.
Assault is a far more serious crime than many in Calgary imagine. Not only can an assault charge itself be hugely disruptive, potentially affecting your ability to be with your family, to do your job, and to live your life as you intend, but a conviction can lead to years of your time spent in jail.
Being charged with a serious crime is a scary experience for anyone in Calgary. It gets even scarier when you feel that you cannot afford to partner with an experienced Calgary defence lawyer to help with your case.
A compassionate Calgary defence lawyer continues her description of Calgary's Legal Aid services and how you can obtain the defence lawyer you deserve.
This section describes the rights that every Canadian including everyone here in our fair city of Calgary is entitled to when they are arrested and/or charged with a crime.