Understand the Differences Between Impaired Driving and Dangerous Driving

Impaired driving and dangerous driving are offences punishable under the Criminal Code of Canada. Both offences allege or contain an aspect of conduct that potentially endangers the life of the accused and others around the accused, including passengers, pedestrians and other motorists. In addition to fines and possible jail terms, the offences result in....

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Criminal Trial and Appeals

Rod J.A. Gregory has successfully defended many clients in criminal trials and appeals. He has appeared in the highest appeal courts in Alberta, British Columbia and the NWT. A criminal trial is conducted with or without a jury depending on the type and seriousness of the charge. A criminal appeal is the method to appeal a criminal conviction...

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Identify the Distinction Between Narcotics Possession and Trafficking from Your Drug Lawyer in Edmonton

Narcotics possession and trafficking in Canada are prohibited criminal activities dealt with under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) since 1996, though some provisions remain in force in the Criminal Code of Canada (e.g., s.462.1 and s.462.2). Charges for drug possession and trafficking are prosecuted by the Public Prosecutions Services of Canada...

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Understand the Difference between Fraud and Theft from a Fraud Lawyer in Edmonton

In our society, fraud and theft are crimes with common elements as both have the element of the deprivation of property from another person. These two offences also require not just the act itself, but a specific intent to deprive someone of their property. The precise legal definitions of these offences are found under the Criminal Code of Canada.

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Firearms Possession in Canada

Unlike in the United States, Canadian law does not recognize a constitutional right, or even a legal right, to bear or possess firearms. In order to avoid being charged under the Criminal Code, the Firearms Act, or the regulations enacted under either, individuals are expected to comply with the Criminal Code, Firearms Act laws and regulations. First and foremost, that means obtaining....

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Edmonton Sexual Assault Lawyer: Identifying Sex Crimes Offences

A sex crime charge is one of the most difficult charges a defendant can face. There is a significant social stigma of being charged with a sex crime, even if you are never convicted. You could face permanent damage to your reputation, your career and your family. If convicted, you could be registered on Canada’s National Sex Offender Registry...

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Murder & Assault Lawyer in Edmonton: Understanding Your Offences

Murder is the most serious criminal offence and if convicted of murder, an accused is liable to a sentence of life imprisonment. An assault case may be more serious if the offence involves assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, or aggravated assault. Theses charges attract thorough police investigation, rigorous prosecution and the most punitive penalties of all criminal offences.

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Recognizing Organized Crime Activity in Canada from Your Criminal Lawyer in Edmonton

Modern culture has fostered a sensationalized perception of organized crime that is actually quite different than the legal definition. Organized crime is defined under section 467.1 (1) of the Criminal Code of Canada (the Criminal Code) as a group that consists of three or more individuals in or outside Canada who has as one of its main activities or purposes of committing or facilitating a serious offence...

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Using Experts to Defend Your Criminal Charge

If you have a criminal trial, the Crown prosecution and your lawyer may call witnesses to give evidence about what they know. Most witnesses are ordinary individuals; they may have seen or heard an incident or accident occur or heard others talking about it. By contrast, an “expert witness” is a witness with knowledge about a particular topic that can assist the court in understanding an issue being argued in the trial.

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