Viewing entries posted in February 2017

Choosing Your Own Defence Lawyer Through Calgary Legal Aid

Posted by Susan Karpa on 21 February 2017

Most people charged with a crime in Calgary are facing one of the most stressful events in their lives. The possibility of imprisonment and time away from your family, from your career, and from your community is enough to make anyone lose sleep, even in the best of circumstances. For those who are also struggling financially, the cost of mounting an effective defence can add an additional burden that may make the ordeal seem insurmountable.

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Even a Calgary Defence Lawyer Wouldn't Represent Themselves

Posted by Susan Karpa on 16 February 2017

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When you've been charged with a serious crime in Calgary, your defence is serious business. You'll be dealing with the Calgary Police or other law enforcement officers, Crown prosecutors, the rules for criminal defence cases in the Calgary courts, and judges. You're facing a complex and often unforgiving system that you've probably never faced before and probably never will again, but everyone else—everyone on the other side—works in that system every day.

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Avoiding DUI Charges in Calgary: Knowledge is Your Best Defence

Posted by Susan Karpa on 7 February 2017

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Everyone knows that driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs is dangerous. Impaired judgement, reduced control over your body, and slowed reaction times can all spell disaster for you, your passengers, and others on the road. And yet every day in Calgary, people still get behind the wheel when they've had one drink too many, and they think they can use various "tricks" to avoid a DUI or impaired driving charge.

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