“Anecdotally, legal restrictions on gun ownership do not deter criminals from utilizing a firearm in the commission of an offence,” says Dunn.
It would be a mistake to scrap the triage policy that directs Alberta prosecutors to abandon lesser criminal cases in favour of more serious files.
“We live in an era in which the criminal justice system place enormous faith in the accuracy and appropriate functions of these instruments,” says Dunn.
A dissenting Ontario Court of Appeal judge may have broken new ground in defining the privacy rights of citizens outside their homes.
“If we don't have deference afforded to counsel in bringing joint submissions before the court, then you undermine the purpose of joint submissions, which is certainty.”
Recent withdrawal of hunting charges against Greg Dunn's client illustrates the prevalence of unconstitutional stops and seizures by wildlife officials in Alberta.
BC is wishing to reduce the costs of impaired-driving enforcement, devised a provincial administrative system in 2010 whereby individuals who were stopped for drunk driving would not be charged criminally
Calgary criminal lawyer Greg Dunn tells Vice while a municipality or province can't control firearm ownership, they can make it difficult to accommodate gun owners and vendors.
Following a lengthy trial earlier this year, a provincial court judge found him not guilty of all three counts Friday.
Recent jury decisions have given homeowners increased clarity over when and how much force they can use when faced with an intruder in a threatening situation.
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.
When transporting and storing firearms and ammunition, it's always important to stay on the right side of Calgary, Alberta's gun and ammunition storage laws. Our handy guide can help...
Crimes that involve the deliberate taking of another human life are some of the most serious criminal charges under Canada's Criminal Code. While Canada does not have a death penalty, long prison terms, including consecutive terms, can result from murder convictions in Canada. However, not all murder charges are the same.
Until January 4th, 2017, the Crown’s office would provide lawyers and Defendants with a physical copy of the disclosure. Meaning that officer’s notes and reports would be provided on paper and media (video, 911 calls, audio recordings, etc.) would be provided on compact discs, USB keys or hard drives. However, as of January 4th, 2017...
Canada's Criminal Code divides offences into three categories: indictable offences, summary conviction offences and hybrid offences which can be handled through either summary conviction or indictment. Typically, the more serious an offence is, the more likely it is to be categorized as an indictable offence.
Summary conviction offences are those offences that are considered less serious than indictable offences. They are punishable by lower fines and shorter prison sentences.