Viewing entries posted in January 2017

A Calgary Defence Lawyer's Perspective on Domestic Violence and Abuse: Part 3

Posted by Susan Karpa on 30 January 2017

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In Part 1 of this article, we looked at the assault laws in place in Canada's criminal code and how they might apply to domestic abuse cases in Calgary. You learned that you can be charged with assault if there is any unwanted physical contact between you and your partner, and even if there is a verbal threat of violence or a physical gesture of intimidation. In cases of alleged domestic abuse involving physical violence, assault charges are among the most common laid against Calgary citizens.

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A Calgary Defence Lawyer's Perspective on Domestic Violence and Abuse: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 23 January 2017

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In Part 1 of this article, we looked at some of the ways you can find yourself facing a criminal charge due to an alleged incident of domestic violence. Specifically, we looked at Calgary's assault laws and the fact that any unwanted physical contact—and even verbal threats of violence or physical intimidation—can lead to an assault charge. False allegations of abuse may also lead to an arrest by the Calgary Police and the laying of assault charges by a Crown prosecutor.

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A Calgary Defence Lawyer's Perspective on Domestic Violence and Abuse: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 16 January 2017

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No one in Calgary wants to be in an abusive relationship. No one wants to find themselves facing criminal charges over a domestic dispute, either, yet the Calgary courts deal with assault charges and other offences arising from alleged domestic abuse cases every day. It's all too possible to find yourself charged with a crime due to a domestic dispute even if no violence occurred, and in some cases even if you are the victim of abuse yourself.

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New Year, Same Tough Calgary DUI Laws

Posted by Susan Karpa on 6 January 2017

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It's a new year, and hopefully everyone reading this rang it in with a fun celebration and safety on the roads—meaning without any impaired driving or "DUI" (driving under the influence). You almost certainly know that getting behind the wheel when you're under the influence of alcohol and other drugs is unsafe, and you probably know that it's against the law, too. Because the winter holiday season is also a high season for DUIs in Calgary, though, this DUI defence lawyer thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone just how tough Calgary's DUI laws are.

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