Changes are coming to the way drunk drivers are policed and prosecuted in Alberta with the provincial government set to issue a directive to police that will largely decriminalize impaired driving, CBC News has learned.
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Saying it would bring the administration of justice into disrepute, a Calgary judge on Tuesday declined to sentence a Calgary woman to just six months for setting up a bank heist.
In Nov. 26, 2014 [the accused], a young teller provided information to her boyfriend and two other men to assist them in carrying out a bank robbery. Prosecutor Ryan Jenkins and defence counsel Greg Dunn want the judge hearing her case to sentence [the accused] to six months, less a day, in jail and place her on probation for two years.
Program to stop radicalization gets funding, changing solitary confinement and mental health support for lawyers
Our Crime Panel looks at federal funding being given for at-risk youth program in Calgary, changes being made to solitary confinement in Canada and mental health support for courtroom staff and lawyers impacted by disturbing cases.
RCMP reviews sexual assault cases, comments from the outgoing Chief Justice and Calgary police morale.
Canada’s national police force has announced an expanded review of closed sexual assault cases, with the rise of the #metoo movement.
Alberta Prime Time -Discussing the latest in crime topics are Dr. Monetta Bailey with Ambrose University, Mark Cherrington a Youth Justice Advocate, and Greg Dunn a Calgary Criminal Defence lawyer.
If you have been accused of a crime, a criminal record is a possibility. While criminal records are not publicly viewable, they can have negative effects on your future. You may be barred from traveling to certain countries, depending on the outcome of your criminal case.
If you are charged with a criminal offence under Canada's Criminal Code or Calgary's local and provincial laws, quality legal representation is incredibly important. What happens during your case can affect your life for years to come.
What to Do When Charged with Theft Under $5000 in Calgary, Alberta. Charges of this sort of theft are common; roughly 50,00 people in Canada are charged with theft under $5000 each year.