Viewing entries posted in September 2016

Your Rights When Charged With a Drug-Related Crime in Calgary: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 27 September 2016

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In Part 1 of this article, you learned that despite the stigma created by the Calgary media and some members of the Calgary Police when it comes to drugs and drug use, everyone accused of a drug-related crime in Calgary has certain rights. Many of these rights, such as the right to be presumed innocent unless and until you are proven guilty in a Calgary court, are explicitly established by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Your Rights When Charged With a Drug-Related Crime in Calgary: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 19 September 2016

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If you believe what you see in the Calgary media—and what you hear from the Calgary Police—drug-related offences are the cause of much of Calgary's crime. Not only that, but a rather sketchy connection has been drawn by these sources between drug-related offences and violent crimes in Calgary, including shootings and other gun crimes.

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How a Defence Lawyer Can Help with Calgary DUI Charges: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 13 September 2016

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In Part 1 of this article, you learned that a Calgary DUI defence lawyer can be helpful in defending you against impaired driving charges in numerous ways. For one, a lawyer will be able to take over the paperwork and other day to day elements of your defence, handling the Calgary courts so you don't have to. With greater knowledge of the criminal justice system and prior experience handling DUI defences, the right lawyer can help your case progress more quickly and effectively while taking the stress of managing your case off your shoulders.

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How a Defence Lawyer Can Help with Calgary DUI Charges: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 6 September 2016

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Calgary's DUI laws make it all too easy for anyone to find themselves facing an impaired driving charge. It has even been argued that the DUI laws enacted throughout Alberta several years ago violated certain key provisions of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, with automatic penalties and broad investigative powers for the Calgary Police and other law enforcement officers that could be deemed excessively intrusive. Yet, so far, these DUI laws have been upheld, and these are the DUI laws you and everyone in Calgary has to contend with.

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