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April 9, 2020

Can I Get A Passport With A Criminal Record In Canada?

The Canadian law is highly strict and imposes some explicit sentences to the criminal offenders involved in different criminal offences such as driving under the influence of DUI or impaired driving, drug-related felonies, assault crimes, and theft or fraud. Such breaches of law come with their respective sentencing periods and fines. Having a criminal record … Continue reading “Can I Get A Passport With A Criminal Record In Canada?”

April 2, 2020

Important FAQs about DUI Defence in Edmonton

There are two primary things to keep in mind when you get charged with driving under the influence in Edmonton, Alberta. First, it’s essential to know whether it’s your first, second, or third DUI offence; if it’s been 10 years or more since your last offence, your charge gets treated as a first. Second, it’s … Continue reading “Important FAQs about DUI Defence in Edmonton”

March 26, 2020

Understanding Legalisation Of Marijuana In Canada

Since marijuana has been legalised for recreational use in Canada, there has been an atmosphere of uncertainty regarding who can use it and how much marijuana can be possessed, grown or used by a person. Let us make things clear so that you don’t end up getting in trouble with the law enforcement agencies, unknowingly … Continue reading “Understanding Legalisation Of Marijuana In Canada”

March 20, 2020

Canadian Law And Basic Citizen Rights

Canadian laws are promulgated by parliament mainly federal, provincial and territorial. The courts are in charge of deciding whether a person committed a crime and what their penalty will be. The police, on the other hand, maintain peace and order in the streets and are responsible for bringing to the courts those people who are … Continue reading “Canadian Law And Basic Citizen Rights”

March 13, 2020

Considerations For Hiring A Drug Offence Lawyer

Anyone can be shocked to find himself or herself accused of a drug offence, which can deter your rational thinking process and might cause you to make a wrong decision. It’s for this reason that you must be able to hold yourself accountable and make sure you make the right decisions. Hiring a professional drug … Continue reading “Considerations For Hiring A Drug Offence Lawyer”

March 6, 2020

Lawyer Who Murdered Her Boyfriend in 2017 Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison

“Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.” -Oscar Wilde The shocking tale of a local family lawyer murdering her boyfriend in a west Edmonton home first made headlines back in November of 2017. On Monday February 3, 2020, Laurie Cunningham pleaded guilty to the charge … Continue reading “Lawyer Who Murdered Her Boyfriend in 2017 Sentenced to 5 Years In Prison”

February 27, 2020

What To Do When Charged With Possession Of Cannabis?

Cannabis Act The Cannabis Act is a legal framework designed for controlling the manufacturing, distribution, sale and possession of cannabis in Canada. The following are the goals of the Cannabis Act: Keep cannabis out of youth’s reach Keep cannabis proceeds from reaching the pockets of criminals Ensure public health and safety by giving adults legal … Continue reading “What To Do When Charged With Possession Of Cannabis?”

February 21, 2020

Common Penalties For Aggravated Assault Cases

Aggravated assault charges include some of the most severe criminal cases found throughout the criminal justice system. In fact, developed countries like Canada, the US and UK take very harsh legal actions related to aggravated assault charges. In this respect, professional criminal justice lawyers always advise never to take such accusations lightly and you should … Continue reading “Common Penalties For Aggravated Assault Cases”

February 14, 2020

Impaired Driving In Edmonton: Myths And Facts

Impaired driving can have a devastating and far-reaching impact on your social and economic life. Typical consequences of a DUI case may include jail time, fines, and loss of your driving license. The best way to deal with DUI charges is to consult a criminal lawyer so that you know your options. People who have … Continue reading “Impaired Driving In Edmonton: Myths And Facts”

February 7, 2020

How Much Does A DUI Lawyer Cost In Edmonton?

How much it will cost you to defend a DUI case depends on several factors. Some DUI lawyers in Alberta charge on a block fee basis, which means a lawyer will quote a fixed price for their services required rather than charging on an hourly basis. A fixed price to defend your case may be … Continue reading “How Much Does A DUI Lawyer Cost In Edmonton?”

January 28, 2020

How To Deal With A Domestic Assault Charge

Understanding Assault The act of applying force or threatening to apply force on another person is called assault. It is regarded as a crime under section 265 of the Criminal Code (CC). An assault may not always involve the actual application of force but the intent of using force can also fall under this category. … Continue reading “How To Deal With A Domestic Assault Charge”

January 22, 2020

How A Criminal Lawyer Can Help You Beat A DUI

The sentence for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may vary depending on the nature of offence and jurisdiction. If you have been charged with a DUI offence for the first time, make sure to defend your case with the help of a competent DUI defence lawyer. With the right advice and presentation, … Continue reading “How A Criminal Lawyer Can Help You Beat A DUI”

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