Viewing entries posted in May 2017

Choose Your Own Calgary Defence Lawyer Through Legal Aid

Posted by Susan Karpa on 24 May 2017

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Legal Aid is a service that provides legal advice and legal representation to Calgary citizens who are unable to afford a lawyer's services on their own. It's your Charter right to be represented by a lawyer any time you face a criminal charge, and Legal Aid helps to make that more affordable for those in Calgary who may be struggling financially.

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Assault Laws in Calgary: What You Should Know

Posted by Susan Karpa on 17 May 2017

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As a dedicated Calgary defence lawyer, one of the most common charges I encounter is assault. Many of my clients come to me shocked that they have even been charged with a criminal offence, let alone something as serious as assault; often these charges arise from a simple misunderstanding that may have gotten a little out of hand. Yet when an assault charge has been laid against you in the Calgary courts, there is nothing simple or little about your case.

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A Calgary DUI Lawyer's Tips for Your Defence: Part 2

Posted by Susan Karpa on 9 May 2017

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In Part 1 of this article, you read that your best defence against an impaired driving or "DUI" charge in Calgary is to avoid getting one in the first place. It might seem like unimpressive advice, but it's the most important thing for everyone to keep in mind, for both their legal and their personal safety. Not only is it dangerous to drive while you're intoxicated, but you're at serious legal risk—and facing serious consequences—if you drive when you even might be intoxicated or have intoxicants in your system.

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A Calgary DUI Lawyer's Tips for Your Defence: Part 1

Posted by Susan Karpa on 3 May 2017

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Though rates have been dropping, and despite the fact that Calgary compares favorably to many cities of its size, impaired driving or "DUI" charges still remain one of the most common criminal charges brought before the Calgary courts and laid against Calgary citizens. These charges can have serious consequences if they lead to a conviction, and in most cases will disrupt your life from the moment you are arrested and/or have charges laid against you.

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