If you have been charged with a drug offence, such as possession, possession for the purpose of trafficking, trafficking, importation or production, you need an experienced Calgary drug lawyer.
Domestic violence includes any situation where an assault, allegation of threats or other crimes of violence occurs in relation to a spouse, family member or in a relationship setting.
David Chow is a Calgary impaired driving DUI lawyer. He defends all impaired driving charges and related offences (such as care or control, refusing to blow and blowing over the legal limit).
It is not unusual for persons charged with both impaired driving and driving over the legal limit (Over 80) to think they are the same offences and maybe even that proof of one means they will be found guilty of the other. Notwithstanding impaired driving and Over 80 are very...
Defending a DUI charge (or an impaired driving case) is a highly strategic undertaking, where your Calgary DUI lawyer needs to assess the case in layers. Indeed, defending impaired driving cases is akin to peeling back the skin of an onion.
Outside of impaired driving, the most common criminal driving offence is dangerous driving.
Homicide can be first degree murder, second degree murder, infanticide or manslaughter. First degree murder involves planning, deliberation and an intent to kill.
Assault is a broad category of criminal offence, the most common variety being simple assault.
Uttering threats is effectively a speech offence, whereby the words spoken by the accused are objectively evaluated to determine whether they constitute a threatening utterance.
Breaking into a business is often called a “shop B&E”. Breaking into a home is often a break and enter or sometimes, being unlawfully in a dwelling house.
Robbery is essentially a violent theft. The violence to accompany the theft may encapsulate a broad range of conduct, combining theft with offences such as uttering threats and assault.
Robbery and break and enter are the more serious kinds of property offences.
Firearms offences can arise due to seemingly negligent behaviour such as failing to obtain a license or possessing a loaded firearm.
Possessing certain types of imagery, accessing certain types of pornography sites or distributing certain kinds of pornographic images is illegal.
If charged with any offence, the police might think you are guilty; the Crown might think you are guilty; society might think you are guilty.
To conspire usually means that the accused has made an agreement to commit a criminal offence.