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What happens when you miss court twice in Edmonton?

What happens when you miss court twice in Edmonton?

When a person is arrested, they can be held in custody, or released into the community after signing a Promise to Appear. A Promise to Appear is a legally binding document that will list a court date that they must attend. Attending one's court date is a serious...

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What does bail mean in Alberta?

What does bail mean in Alberta?

When a person is charged with a crime and is awaiting trial in Canada, they can be temporarily released on bail or held in custody until their trial.  Many considerations are held in balance when bail is considered, such as the charged person's interest in freedom;...

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How is spousal support calculated in Alberta?

How is spousal support calculated in Alberta?

When a marriage ends, it often means more than just the end of a relationship.  In order to lessen the financial impact on the parties involved –whether including children or not– spousal (or Adult Interdependent Partner) support may be granted by the courts after...

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Your right to speak with a lawyer after you are arrested

Your right to speak with a lawyer after you are arrested

According to the Canadian Charter of Rights of Freedoms if you are arrested you have a number of rights.  The CCRF is in place to protect these rights. Some of the most important rights are: The right to remain silent when questioned by the police. The right to be...

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How to beat drug charges in Canada

How to beat drug charges in Canada

Drug charges are very serious. While many people believe that possessing a small amount of an illegal substance or recreational usage of illegal substances won’t do any harm, they are greatly mistaken.  When someone is convicted of a criminal offence under the...

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Driving Over 80 versus Impaired Driving

Driving Over 80 versus Impaired Driving

Everyone knows that you should never drive drunk.  If you drink, leave your keys and take a cab.  We hear this over and over again on commercials, radio ads and see this very message posted in bars and pubs. What happens if you do not think you are drunk?  What...

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What happens when you are arrested for a criminal offense

What happens when you are arrested for a criminal offense

Avoiding criminal activity is a priority for most people; however, whether or not someone has actually committed an offence, there is the possibility that they could face criminal charges. As such, people may not know exactly what process they will go through in being...

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