When the police come across a crime scene, whether there has been a murder, break and enter, or any other crime, they often come across a scene littered with forensic evidence. If the police do not know who committed the offence they can speak to witnesses or look for video to find a suspect. Another […]
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offence, you are undoubtedly aware that dealing with criminal charges can be a lengthy process. Delays in the court system often result in accused individuals waiting months or even years to resolve these charges. These prolonged delays can impact the lives of […]
WHAT IS SELF-DEFENSE? Self-defense is a well-known defense in Canadian lawÂ justifyingÂ the use of force to repel an attack. It is an ancient common law that was incorporated into the first Canadian Criminal Code in 1892. The authors of 1879 Report of the Criminal Code Bill Commission, which formed the basis for the inclusion of the […]
What Constitutes A Weapon under the Criminal Code? Many individuals and police alike assume that everyday hunting, working, or collectorsâ€™ knives and other objects automatically qualify as â€śweaponsâ€ť under the Criminal Code for the purposes of charging individuals with offences such as carrying a concealed weapon or possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. […]
So the Police Are at my Door: What Do I Do? As a large law firm that practices strictly criminal defence work, we get a lot of calls from frantic individuals along the lines of, â€śThe police are at my doorâ€¦ what should I do?â€ť When the police show up at your door, there is […]
Read this article from our professional law firm to learn more about care or control of a motor vehicle and how it could affect you when you get behind the wheel of your vehicle.
Learn about the Alberta Checkstop program which is designed to make the streets safer by preventing people from driving under the influence.