A police tactical squad recently used a battering ram to break down the door of an Edmonton home before officers entered with guns drawn as they investigated a supposed kidnapping incident in the home.
Alberta has seen a sharp increase in auto thefts in the past two years after years of decline.
When an Alberta court finds a piece of legislation unfair to the public, it is commonly assumed the government will respond by bringing that law in line with the judiciary’s wishes.
Alberta’s courtrooms are plagued with multiple issues that slow the administration of justice, resulting in unacceptably long waits before a case is heard. This problem is so dire that it has caught the attention of Canada’s top judge.
Alberta is the first province to mandate that officers working for municipal police services and self-administered Indigenous departments must wear body cameras while on duty.
When people consider theft from businesses they may only think about shoplifters. However, employee theft may be more common, although it is much harder to detect and put a value on.
Most Canadians send online messages or post on social media platforms every day. However, we may not always give what we write much thought since we have become so familiar with these forms of communication.
The right to silence is rooted in the presumption of innocence, a foundational principle of Canadian criminal law.
After you are charged with a criminal offence, you have an important decision to make – how to respond to the charge. That choice will set the course for the rest of the legal process.
Most people have no first-hand experience with the criminal trial process. Their knowledge of what happens may be based on what they see on television.
After someone is arrested for a criminal offence, they may be either released on a promise to appear or an undertaking if they are not held in custody.
Alberta is getting some new sheriffs, although some people are questioning how effective they will be.
An important change is coming to Alberta’s criminal justice system that should significantly reduce our court system’s caseload.
Bill 8, the Alberta Firearms Act, took effect when it received royal assent on March 28, 2023. After years of attacks by Ottawa on law-abiding gun owners, the Act gives Alberta the tools it needs to regulate and administer firearms.
When a 39-year-old man went to a Calgary LRT station two years he thought he was going to meet a 15-year-old girl he had been chatting with online in order to have sex, according to a news report.
A recent decision of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) reinforces the legal principle that the Crown must present clear evidence to win a criminal conviction. It also shows the value of having effective defence counsel at trial.
Violent crime is a concern for people living in large urban centres and Calgarians are losing faith in their police force when it comes to responding to it.
Two recent high-profile cases have put the spotlight on child sex crimes.
People living in Alberta may wonder if they can carry some sort of concealed weapon with them when they go out in public, especially at night.
A high-profile case in rural Alberta has raised questions about citizens’ rights to self-defence. In March 2020, two men stopped their truck on a public road near a farmer’s property. The landowner called his son and told him to bring a gun because he was concerned they were there to steal property.
The issue of whether people accused of violent crimes should be granted bail is back in the news after a police officer in Ontario was killed while stopping to check on a car in a ditch
The Alberta government claims that changes to the province’s impaired driving laws made at the end of 2020 “will keep our roads safer by providing serious and immediate consequences for all impaired drivers.”
Criminal organizations play a large role in illegal activities that occur in Alberta.
Four examples of alleged hate crimes investigated by Albertan police or dealt with by the courts in 2022.