What is a DUI Lawyer?

Are you looking for a DUI lawyer? If you have been given an IRS penalty or charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it’s important you receive representation from an experienced DUI lawyer. If you’re in need of a DUI Lawyer, this blog will cover everything you need to know! Criminal Defence Lawyer vs. DUI lawyer? As a criminal defence lawyer you work in all aspects of criminal law, defending those who are accused of criminal acts. DUI lawyers are criminal defence lawyers who have experience working with cases related to DUIs. All DUI lawyers are criminal

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How to Choose the Right Criminal Lawyer, Edmonton

Getting charged with a criminal offence is stressful. Your future is filled with uncertainty, there are many consequences to having a criminal record, plus you need to find a criminal lawyer. Edmonton has a variety of criminal law firms to choose from, as well as independent criminal defence lawyers, so how do you choose the right criminal lawyer? This blog will help to guide you in making the right choice for your case.  What Makes the Best Criminal Defence Lawyer, Edmonton If you’re looking for the best criminal defence lawyer in Edmonton, you’ll need to look for someone that fights

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Can Assault Charges Be Dropped by the Victim in Canada

You may be wondering if assault charges can be dropped by the victim in Canada. In Canada, the Police charge the defendant and the Crown decides whether to prosecute. As such, alleged victims (Complainants) are not able to directly drop assault charges in Canada. 

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Do You Need a Lawyer for a DUI?

Do you need a lawyer for a DUI? If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence or received Notice of Administrative Penalty in Alberta, you are likely weighing the pros and cons for hiring a lawyer.

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How to Beat a Theft Charge

Being charged with theft can have serious consequences. If you have been charged with theft, your best bet is to find a criminal defence lawyer who can help you beat the theft charges. Read this blog to learn how to beat a theft charge. Theft Charges in Canada Canada has two major theft charges: theft under $5000 and theft over $5000. Theft under $5000 is considered a hybrid offence, so, depending on the gravity of the theft, the Crown is able to choose whether to charge you with a summary offence or indictable offence. Theft over $5000, on the other

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How to Beat an Assault Charge in Canada

If you’ve been charged with assault in Canada, you’re likely wondering is how you can beat an assault charge. Assault charges in Canada can be a difficult and confusing situation to go through.  Charges are usually laid by the police, not the alleged victim, and there are many layers of what an assault charge means. If you’re looking to beat an assault charge in Canada, there are a few things you can do to help your case along.

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Domestic Assault

What is domestic assault? Domestic assault is a criminal charge of assault against a domestic partner. Domestic assault is not specifically in the Canadian Criminal Code; however, domestic assault is often considered a unique form of assault by the Crown Prosecutors and the Courts. Domestic assault charges are taken incredibly seriously in the court of law, and as such your actions after an alleged domestic assault must be performed carefully.  Domestic Assault charges are unique as they contain elements of breach of trust, as well as the fact that domestic assault is a very common occurrence in society. What are

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Can You Get a Criminal Record for Shoplifting in Canada?

Shoplifting, also known as “theft under $5000”, is a criminal offence in Canada. Not all criminal offences are treated the same, as the gravity of the crime impacts the gravity of the punishment. One thing that all criminal offences in Canada have in common, however, is that they can end up on your criminal record if you are convicted. Shoplifting in Canada is taken seriously, and if you are found guilty you will likely end up with a criminal record. Read on to learn about shoplifting in Canada and what you should do if charged with a minor theft or

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Common Law Alberta in 2022: What You Really Need to Know!

As one of Edmonton’s trusted, top family law firms, one of the most common questions we get in the field of family law is this: What is considered “common law” in Alberta? The fact of the matter is that couples engaged in a “common law” relationship don’t have the same legal rights or obligations as a married couple, and this is where the situation can get sticky. The rights and obligations of unmarried couples are determined based on what might be fair in the particular circumstances of their relationship. This becomes problematic because it makes it difficult for couples to

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McGlashan & Company is an Edmonton Criminal Law Firm located just south of Edmonton’s historic Whyte Avenue.

Brian McGlashan has been defending DUI/Impaired Driving charges in Edmonton for over 20+ years.