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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”

January 14, 2020

A Brief Introduction To Criminal Law In Canada

Canada is a nation governed by laws. The Canadian legal system is the source through which laws are written, interpreted and enforced. Criminal law is a category of public law that is created to punish behaviors that cause injury to people or property. The Federal Government of Canada makes the most of criminal laws. However, … Continue reading “A Brief Introduction To Criminal Law In Canada”

January 7, 2020

Appearing Before Court As An Accused: Your Rights And Obligations

If you have been charged with a criminal offence and you have to appear before the court to face charges, the police will give you a date for your first court appearance. Before you appear in court as an accused person or defendant, make sure to consult a good criminal lawyer and analyze your options. … Continue reading “Appearing Before Court As An Accused: Your Rights And Obligations”

December 20, 2019

What To Do When Wrongfully Accused Of A Crime

An accusation of any criminal activity can disturb even the most strong willed people. In Edmonton alone, there are thousands of cases which show the evil intent of the accuser to harm the person they are wrongfully accusing. Blaming someone is not so difficult, especially if you know them. There are many cases which show … Continue reading “What To Do When Wrongfully Accused Of A Crime”

December 13, 2019

Understanding ‘Consent’ In Sexual Assault Offences

When it comes to sexual assault offences in Canada, it’s important to understand the concept of consent to better understand these offences. A person can be charged with a criminal offence if they apply a force of a sexual nature without consent. But, how do we explain the term consent? Many assault-related offences often hinge … Continue reading “Understanding ‘Consent’ In Sexual Assault Offences”

December 6, 2019

What Is A “Theft Under $5,000” Offence? How To Deal With It

The term ‘theft’ is generally defined as the taking of someone’s services or property without their consent or permission with the intent to deprive the rightful owner of it. In Canada, an act of taking another person’s property unlawfully can be treated as a theft offence. When it comes to theft offences in Canada, we … Continue reading “What Is A “Theft Under $5,000” Offence? How To Deal With It”

November 29, 2019

Understanding Firearm Offences Under The Criminal Code Of Canada

It’s legal for licensed civilians to own a firearm in Canada. However, there are certain limitations and restrictions on their usage. Guns are sometimes used to assault, murder, rob, and harras people. This is why the Canadian government imposes strict limitations on the ownership of firearms. In the Criminal Code of Canada, firearm offences are … Continue reading “Understanding Firearm Offences Under The Criminal Code Of Canada”

November 25, 2019

Types Of Offences In Canada: Indictable offences Vs. Summary Convictions

Most Canadians don’t understand the type of offences people can commit. The Criminal Code of Canada divides offences into three categories: indictable offence, summary conviction and offences that can be dealt with as either indictable or summary. Crown-electable offences are also called hybrid offences. Simply put, a summary offence is less serious than an indictable … Continue reading “Types Of Offences In Canada: Indictable offences Vs. Summary Convictions”

November 15, 2019

Your Right To Speak With a Lawyer After You’re Arrested

When law enforcement authorities decide to arrest you, they’ll take you into custody. If the police arrest you, chances are they have reasonable grounds to charge you with a criminal offence. If this is the case, ask the police to let you talk to a lawyer right away. Right to Counsel The term ‘right to … Continue reading “Your Right To Speak With a Lawyer After You’re Arrested”

November 7, 2019

All You Need To Know About Cannabis Laws In Alberta

Cannabis is legal in Canada for both medicinal and recreational purposes. So far as the medicinal use is concerned, cannabis was made legal in 2001 under conditions mentioned in the Marijuana for Medical Purposes Regulations. In 2018, Canada was the second country in the world after Uruguay to legally regulate the possession, cultivation, acquisition, and … Continue reading “All You Need To Know About Cannabis Laws In Alberta”

October 25, 2019

How To Deal With Police Misconduct In Edmonton

Policing is one of the toughest jobs in the world. It is a job where work and home life balance is very difficult to manage. This can lead to stress at work and police officers are sometimes seen exhibiting bad behaviour. This bad behaviour is considered to be professional misconduct at the officer’s end. Misconduct … Continue reading “How To Deal With Police Misconduct In Edmonton”

October 18, 2019

10 Signs You Hired The Right Criminal Lawyer

Legal assistance is necessary if you’re faced with an assault charge or any other form of criminal charges. In such situations, it’s easy to become very stressed or mentally drained. The decision you have to make in selecting the right defence lawyer for yourself definitely matters in a court hearing. Well prepared lawyers can easily … Continue reading “10 Signs You Hired The Right Criminal Lawyer”

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