On November 28th, 2019 the Alberta Court of Appeal weighed-in on the issue of wholesale Fentanyl trafficking; it did so decisively and harshly. In R. v.Read More
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On March 29th, 2018 the Federal Government introduced legislation to amend the Criminal Code of Canada.Read More
In Alberta the Government funds a 1-800 service for detainees trying to exercise their right to counsel. The existence of a 1-800 legal service for persons in police custody is...Read More
This blog is an extension of my previous post: “Not his fault, but still his fault”. I write it for two reasons:Read More
Though this post references the opioid crises, it is not about the opioid crisis. It is about what I perceive to be a terrible callousness in our justice system that...Read More
This post is to explain the basics of a common dial-a-dope police investigation. Buy-and-bust is a very effective police technique, used to verify the identity of an alleged drug trafficker...Read More
Our Prime Minister has promised it will happen, and may law enforcement and health officials are very much onboard.Read More
Even as medical marijuana in Calgary is becoming a reality, the drug remains a common source of criminal charges ranging from possession to trafficking, even when small amounts of the...Read More
Growing poppy plants in his backyard has landed a Calgary man a one-year conditional sentence. [the accused] pleaded guilty yesterday to a single charge of cultivation of opium poppies for...Read More