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  • Indictable versus summary offences: What you need to know

    Indictable versus summary offences: What you need to know

    The average person only interacts with the law only a few times in his or her life. Buying a house, getting married/divorced and planning your estate are the most common occurrences. When it comes to matters of a criminal nature, it’s not surprising that many people are unsure, scared or embarrassed by what comes next.

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  • Driver charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

    Driver charged in Humboldt Broncos bus crash

    The driver, whose truck was involved in the collision with the bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos hockey team, has been charged with one count of dangerous driving causing death for every person who died and one count of dangerous driving causing injury for every person who survived but was injured.

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  • DER Barristers caught RCMP fatal error

    DER Barristers caught RCMP fatal error

    The RCMP seized property pursuant to a search warrant. That entitled them to hold the property for 90 days, after the 90 days it is returnable.

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  • Balfour Der – manslaughter not murder for Allan Shyback

    Balfour Der – manslaughter not murder for Allan Shyback

    A Calgary man who strangled his wife and disposed of her body after enduring what he described as years of domestic abuse has been sentenced to seven years in prison.

    Allan Shyback will get credit for time already served so he faces just under three more years behind bars.

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  • Balfour Der – author

    Balfour Der – author

    Did you know Balfour Der is the author of a leading criminal law textbook? Every summer Balfour spends hours revising and updating his textbook.

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