Criminal Matters - Resources for Self Represented LItigants

Being a self represented litigant means that you do not have a lawyer and are choosing to represent yourself in a legal proceeding. LawCentraAlberta provides links to basic information resources that may be of assistance to you,  as well as those listed in the other Preparing for Court sections (see the menu on the left).

To get started and learn more about criminal law resources for self represented litigants check out the following LawCentral topic pages and suggested resources listed below:

CPLEA Suggested Resources

Not sure where to begin finding answers to your questions. Get started with our suggested resources. See additional resources below for more information.


This website section from the RCMP explains the process for getting a criminal record check. You may need a criminal record check for various purposes, including: employment, adoption, international travel, volunteer work, citizenship, name change, student placement or to obtain a record suspension (formerly pardon).

Related legal topic(s): Criminal records and record suspensions

This information on impaired driving laws in Canada is prepared by Canada Dept. of Justice. It covers:

  • Drug-impaired driving and
  • Alcohol-impaired driving

It is important to note that provinces and territories have additional laws or regulations that may apply. Make sure to check the laws in your area. Please visit Canada’s impaired driving webpage for statistics, research, and more information on the dangers of driving while impaired.

Related legal topic(s): Driving, Drugs and alcohol