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.
The Criminal Code of Canada (C-46) provided by the Department of Justice Canada. This Act is also available to download as a PDF.
The RCMP Drugs & Organized Crime Awareness Service (DOCAS) is committed through partnerships in making communities safer and healthier by providing all Canadians with the tools needed to meaningfully reduce substance use/abuse and organized crime related problems. On this website you can learn more about programs like: Aboriginal Shield, Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.), and Kids and Drugs: A parent's guide to prevention.
Organized Crime is one of five strategic priorities established by the RCMP. It is defined by Canada’s Criminal Code as crime committed by any group of at least three people that has as one of its main purposes or activities the facilitation or commission of one or more serious offences where the primary motive is profit.