Viewing entries posted in October 2016

Calgary's Drug Laws and Public Safety DON'T Go Hand in Hand: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 31 October 2016

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In Part 1 of this article, I pointed out how Calgary's drug laws are failing our community. Far from limiting violence and drug use and making our city safer, the criminalization of drugs actually creates numerous public safety problems for Calgary. Not only do laws prohibiting the use of recreational drugs create a serious question about our civil liberties, but making the trade of drugs illegal encourages other illegal acts to be committed while the trade continues.

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Calgary's Drug Laws and Public Safety DON'T Go Hand in Hand: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 24 October 2016

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Drug-related crimes make up a significant portion of arrests made by the Calgary Police Service and other law enforcement agencies in the Greater Calgary Area. Investigations and "sting" operations conducted by the police have led to the arrest of many Calgary citizens accused of nothing more than the possession of drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, and other substances.

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What to Do When You're Charged with a DUI in Calgary

Posted by Susan Karpa on 12 October 2016

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If you or a close family member has suddenly been charged with a DUI—impaired driving or "driving under the influence"—your mind might be reeling. Intimidating statements by the Calgary Police, official notice of charges that could have you facing steep fines and even jail time, and the disruption to your life that this incident can bring are enough to make anyone panic.

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Calgary Police Are Not Above Assault Laws

Posted by Susan Karpa on 4 October 2016

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As mentioned before on this blog, the assault laws in effect in Calgary cover a very broad range of behaviors. Any unwanted physical contact could be deemed a crime according to the legal definition of assault, and even threatening or intimidating someone with verbal or physical gestures—without any contact being made—can also rise to the level of criminal assault. It is important to remember that these laws apply to everyone, at all times.

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