From the Blog

Hiring a Lawyer from the Same Place as the Court Appearance

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. 

Victim Wants Assault Charge Dropped

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.

What to Expect When Going to Court

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.

The Role of Criminal Defence Lawyers

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.

Alberta Bans Carding by Police

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”.