Lawyers on both sides have presented their final arguments to the jury in a significant cocaine smuggling trial. At the time of the alleged offence, it was the largest-ever seizure of cocaine at Coutts.
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The jury returned with their verdict Monday evening, finding Gurminder Toor guilty of unlawful importation and drug possession for the purpose of trafficking. His wife, Kirandeep Toor, was found guilty of importation and a lesser but included offence of drug possession.
A jury trial has begun for a husband and wife who are accused of trying to smuggle drugs into Alberta more than three years ago. The trial was initially scheduled to run a year ago, but it was cancelled because of the pandemic.
The mystery surrounding Vida Smith's disappearance and death involves gambling and guns, CBC News has learned.
Cox has hired Calgary-based criminal lawyer Greg Dunn, who is also a firearms owner, to launch a legal challenge against the government in an attempt to fight the ban.
As a firearms owner, Greg Dunn is disappointed about the Liberal government’s decision to ban 1,500 assault-style weapons. As a criminal lawyer, he’s not convinced he has to accept it.
Those charged with a criminal offence in Alberta need to understand the sentencing principles the court follows to arrive at a punishment upon conviction.
A federal bill that would allow municipalities to ban handguns through bylaws restricting their possession, storage and transportation fails to address the root causes of crime, not to mention the constitutional challenges it presents.
Whether you are innocent or guilty, answering police questions without first talking to a lawyer is a mistake many people make. Up to eight in 10 people I counsel have volunteered to talk without first getting legal advice. For some, the lapse in judgment has been a painful lesson.