Changes in impaired driving laws in Alberta and across Canada went into effect recently. The new laws increase penalties for those convicted of driving offences related to alcohol or drug impairment. Drivers should be aware of the changes, especially over the New Year’s holiday when police may be especially vigilant.
Gun storage is an important part of firearm ownership. There are specific rules set out by the federal Firearms Act and parts of the Criminal Code of Canada. They are in place to keep people safe, and to prevent firearm access to children, minors or unauthorized adults.
Alberta laws no longer use the term “common-law” to describe two people in a domestic relationship, but not married. Instead, the province uses the term “adult interdependent relationship” (AIR) to recognize common-law couples.
You may have heard the phrase “you have the right to remain silent” on television. This statement is part of what is commonly known as Miranda rights, or your legal rights once you have been arrested or detained by police. Miranda rights only apply in the United States.
The average person doesn’t generally interact with the law, or lawyers, on a day-to-day basis. When two people want to get divorced, it may be their first experience with the legal system.
It’s every driver’s biggest fear. You’re behind the wheel, minding your own business, when all of a sudden flashing lights appear in your rear view mirror. Chances are you’re going to pull over, but do you know what your rights are?