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This information is provided by Calgary Legal Guidance. It is directed at individuals who are making their irst appearance in the adult Criminal Division of Provincial Court.
When a person decides to enter a guilty plea there are a number of steps that he or she can take to hopefully receive a less harsh sentence. This pamphlet outlines some of these steps, as well as present some of the different types of sentences that a guilty person may face. It covers: court procedures, speaking to sentence, types of sentences and pre-sentence reports.
This booklet outlines some basic information you must be aware of if you plead not guilty to an offence and are planning to represent yourself without a lawyer at your trial. It also provides some advice on how to find a lawyer. The booklet explains what happens during the criminal trial process. The information will help you prepare for your trial if you don’t have a lawyer. If you choose to represent yourself, you are still subject to the law, including rules of procedure and the laws of evidence.
The Provincial Court Court Criminal Clerks are able to assist in providing information for Provincial Court Criminal matters regarding judicial procedures, court appearance, trial dates, adjournments, outstanding warrants, summonses, subpeonas, witness fees, and payment of fines. They do not provide legal advice or handle traffic matters.
Produced by Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: The Case Is Called; The Trial Begins; The Exclusion Order; The Crown's Case; The Defence’s Case; Submissions; Decision; Vocabulary. This resource is also available to download as a PDF.
This online publication is from the Student Legal Services of Edmonton. Includes information about: related offences, escort agencies, public indecency, getting arrested for prostitution charges, the Sex Trade Offender Program, and the protection of sexually exploited children,
This online tutorial created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta provides information about the structure of a trial after making a criminal complaint.
Legal education publications on this site cover the following topics: assault, parole, possession of controlled drugs and substance, criminal trials, driver's license suspensions, guilty pleas and sentencing, and impaired driving.
This online tutorial created by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta explains what it's like in a criminal courtroom. There are often many people in a courtroom. Knowing who is who, what each person's role is, and what is expected of you as a witness should help you understand what is going on around you.