Charged with a criminal offence in Alberta?
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Alberta Criminal Defence Lawyer
Dahlem Criminal Defence is a full service criminal defence firm that can represent you at any court location in Alberta. We do not charge for travel.
We offer phone-first service and easy access to your lawyer. Dahlem Criminal Defence's service includes:
24 hour text message access to your lawyer
Online booking of phone calls with your lawyer
View your file online through our secure client portal
What are the most common criminal charges in Alberta?
Over the past few years, about 35% of non-administrative criminal charges are laid for property crime offences (breaking and entering, theft, robbery, mischief) and another 35% are for violent crime offences (assault, sexual assault, domestic assault). The most common criminal charges after that are for impaired driving (8%), dangerous driving (6%), drug offences (6%) and weapons violations (3%).
Currently, computer-related crime charges are on the rise, as are sexual offence and drug offence charges. The number of assault charges laid did not go down during Covid, even though most other types of crime went down while everyone stayed home. Impaired driving charges as a criminal offence have decreased since Alberta introduced the Immediate Roadside Sanction: FAIL program in December 2020, but dangerous driving charges have stayed the same.
In Alberta, the top six most common charges are: Assault, Theft, Impaired Driving, Drug Possession/Drug Trafficking, Breaking & Entering and Fraud.
Where in Alberta does Dahlem Criminal Defence work?
Dahlem Criminal Defence covers all of Alberta from our main office in Calgary. From Banff & Canmore to Brooks and Ponoka to Lethbridge, we can help you.