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Criminal defense in Alberta: Robbery results in injuries

A robbery at a gas station in small community east of Red Deer resulted in a store clerk suffering injuries that were not considered life-threatening. The male suspect, who will need criminal defense representation when apprehended, is said to have approached the station in a stolen truck and got into an altercation with the male employee who was injured in the scuffle. RCMP in the village of Alix, Alberta, said the suspect got away with packages of cigarettes and an undisclosed amount of money.  

The suspect, who witnesses said looks to be in his late 20s to early 30s, abandoned the truck and was seen running down a street in nearby Stettler. RCMP seized the stolen truck. Its Forensic Indentification Unit is helping with the case.

Being charged with a criminal offence like robbery or assault merits the expertise of a lawyer who is experienced in crimes and misdemeanours law. Although this individual has yet to be caught, he will more than likely be facing criminal charges stemming from the gas station heist and injuries to the clerk. He has the right to retain an Alberta lawyer to help him with the case.

In a criminal defense case, the Alberta prosecution has to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the suspect was in fact responsible for the crime -- in this case, robbery, assault and theft of a vehicle. They will have to provide the court with compelling evidence that could include the testimony of any witnesses, any surveillance video leading to a positive identification or fingerprints. Defense counsel may wish to review all potential evidence to prepare appropriate challenges that may be presented in court. 

Source: globalnews.ca, "Gas station employee injured during armed robbery in central Alberta", Karen Bartko Online, Nov. 27, 2017

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