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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part 10

Posted by Susan Karpa on 3 November 2014

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This is the tenth and final article in a series detailing what you might expect in many Calgary area criminal defence cases. Previous installments can be found here: 
[Part One], [Part Two], [Part Three], [Part Four], [Part Five], [Part Six], [Part Seven], [Part Eight], [Part Nine]

In this article series, you've seen how a typical criminal defence case might progress from an initial complaint or investigation all the way through a trial. Though every case is unique, including in the details of each trial as it progresses, it is hoped that you've developed a basic understanding of what can be expected at each stage of a criminal proceeding through the Calgary or surrounding regional courts.

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part 9

Posted by Susan Karpa on 30 October 2014

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This is the ninth article in a series detailing what you might expect in many Calgary area criminal defence cases. Previous installments can be found here: 
[Part One], [Part Two], [Part Three], [Part Four], [Part Five], [Part Six], [Part Seven], [Part Eight].

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part 8

Posted by Susan Karpa on 17 October 2014

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This is the eighth article in a series detailing what you might expect in many Calgary area criminal defence cases. Previous installments can be found here: 
[Part One], [Part Two], [Part Three], [Part Four], [Part Five], [Part Six], [Part Seven].

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part 7

Posted by Susan Karpa on 10 October 2014

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This is the seventh article in a series detailing what you might expect in many Calgary area criminal defence cases. Previous installments can be found here: [Part One] [Part Two] [Part Three] [Part Four] [Part Five] [Part Six

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part Six

Posted by Susan Karpa on 3 October 2014

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This is the sixth article in a series detailing what you might expect in many Calgary area criminal defence cases. Previous installments can be found here:

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part Five

Posted by Susan Karpa on 26 September 2014

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This is the fifth installment in an ongoing series of articles describing how a criminal case might proceed through the Calgary and Canadian court system. Read the previous articles in the series here:  

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part Four

Posted by Susan Karpa on 19 September 2014

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This is the fourth installment in an ongoing series of articles describing how a criminal case might proceed through the Calgary and Canadian court system. If you haven't already, you might want to read Parts One, Two and Three before you continue

As you might have noticed if you've read the previous installments in this article series, there's a lot that happens in a criminal defence case before you set foot in a Calgary or other Canadian court: there's a complaint and/or an initial investigation by law enforcement, the laying of an official criminal charge with the courts, and frequently an arrest. A bail hearing or "show cause" hearing after an arrest is usually the first time an accused person will find themselves in a courtroom or in front of a justice of the peace or judge, and is also frequently the first time many consult with a criminal defence lawyer—though it doesn't have to be.

After a bail hearing, you may be released or detained pending the outcome of the matter.

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part Three

Posted by Susan Karpa on 11 September 2014

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This is the third installment in an ongoing series of articles describing how a criminal case might proceed through the Calgary and Canadian court system. If you haven't already, you might want to read Part One and Part Two before you continue.

After starting with complaints and investigations (as discussed in Part One of this series) and the laying of criminal charges (as addressed in Part Two), the next phase in many criminal defence cases is an arrest. Arrests are sometimes made as part of an initial investigation, as well, such as when Calgary police or other law enforcement arrive at the scene of an alleged crime.

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part Two

Posted by Susan Karpa on 6 September 2014

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This is the second in a series of articles detailing some of the steps that occur in a Calgary criminal defence case, from a police investigation through the end of a criminal trial in the Calgary courts. Keep checking back for more information, or contact experienced Calgary criminal defence lawyer Susan Karpa for a free initial consultation.

In Part One of this article, you learned that criminal cases in Calgary—and in Canada at large—begin with a law enforcement investigation that is sparked by an initial complaint or through the uncovering of potential criminal acts in the normal course of police duty. Whether the investigation lasts an hour or a year, the decision to lay criminal charges will be made by law enforcement when they feel the investigation has warranted it.

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The Progress of a Calgary Criminal Defence Case: Part One

Posted by Susan Karpa on 31 August 2014

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This is the first in a series of articles detailing some of the steps that occur in a Calgary criminal defence case, from a police investigation through the end of a criminal trial in the Calgary courts. Keep checking back for more information, or contact an experienced Calgary criminal defence lawyer if you have any questions that aren't answered here.

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