These FAQs are provided by the Canadian Legal FAQs, a website of the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta. They provide answers to questions about the Criminal Code of Canada. On this page you will find general information FAQs on the Code, shoplifting, and joyriding.
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If you have been charged with an offence, SLS's volunteer law student caseworkers are able to act as your agent (representative) in the Provincial Court of Alberta. SLS caseworkers act under the supervision of advising lawyers. The program can help low income Albertans SLS provides information on assault, impaired diriving, driver's license suspenstion arrest warrants jaywalking tickets, traffice offences, pardons and criminal record suspension and more...
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: What is Assault?, Intent, Consent, Self-Defence, Legal Options Available to the Victim, and Self-Referral Numbers. This resource is also available for download as a PDF (6 pgs)..
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: Sexual Harassment In General; What Should The Victim Of Sexual Harassment Do? Legal Remedies; Suggestions For The Employer. This resource is also available for download as a PDF.
This online resource is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. It includes information about: Controlled Drugs And Substances Act; Possession; Getting Arrested; Defences Available; Possible Sentences For Possession. This resource can also be downloaded as a PDF.
It’s more common than you think. Shoplifting-related charges are routinely laid against people from all walks of life. This blog post from Toronto criminal defence lawyer Tushar K. Pain outlines the steps that may follow after being arrested for shoplifting.