Viewing entries posted in August 2016

How a Calgary DUI Defence Lawyer Can Help

Posted by Susan Karpa on 29 August 2016

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There's no such thing as a "minor" DUI or impaired driving charge—not when you're the one facing the charges and the potential punishments. Even an administrative penalty can be a major disruption to your life and your livelihood, and can cost you a significant amount financially and in terms of the stigma it carries.

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Drug Charges and DUIs/Impaired Driving Under Calgary Law

Posted by Susan Karpa on 22 August 2016

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Most people in Calgary think of a DUI charge—"driving under the influence," officially called an impaired driving charge under Alberta law— as involving drinking and driving. When you get behind the wheel of a vehicle and have a blood alcohol content (BAC) above the threshold limit(s), you can find yourself facing a DUI.

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Calgary DUI Laws and Your Defence

Posted by Susan Karpa on 15 August 2016

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There is no question that impaired driving—commonly known in Calgary as "DUI" or driving under the influence—presents a health and safety concern. Driving while intoxicated, by alcohol or any other substance, greatly increases your risk of having an accident and causing serious injury to yourself and/or others, not to mention potential damage to property (including your own vehicle). These concerns provide the most important reason not to drink and drive, or to ingest any other intoxicating substance before getting behind the wheel.

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Calgary Drug Laws and Calgary Gangs: Ending the Violence for Good: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 8 August 2016

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In Part 1 of this article, I described the very real problem facing those accused of gang-related crimes here in Calgary. The laws in Calgary defining gangs and "criminal organizations" cast a very wide net, causing many people to be charged with additional crimes and sentenced to harsher punishments for no other reason than supposed gang-affiliation during the commission of an alleged crime.

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Calgary Drug Laws and Calgary Gangs: Ending the Violence for Good: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 2 August 2016

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The news about Calgary's "gangs" seems never-ending. Every week sees more headlines about the violence gangs are visiting upon our city, the danger that gangs present to normal Calgary citizens, and all manner of other reasons we should be scared of these "different" and "outside" forces that have somehow infiltrated Calgary society.

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