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.
The proposed sentence would give [the accused], a Moroccan citizen who has lived in North America for most of her life, a better shot at avoiding deportation, Dunn said.