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Criminal defense: Alberta man arrested for carjacking

A 26-year-old man is facing a number of charges after being arrested for armed carjacking. The Alberta resident will need a good criminal defense team to fight the charges. He is facing eight of them – some stemming from using a gun in the incident.

The accused is also charged with robbery with a firearm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. RCMP say several people were dropped off at a residence. The accused approached the driver of the vehicle and demanded the car keys. While the accused drove away, the driver of the car called police.

Shortly after, police received calls regarding an erratic driver that matched the stolen vehicle, and they were able to apprehend the accused. Police found a loaded rifle and ammunition in the car. The accused was already wanted by police for armed robbery and assault causing bodily harm. He is being held in custody.

Criminal charges are serious matters. However, the burden of proof in any criminal matter is always on Crown prosecutors. The prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused is guilty of all charges. The evidence must be solid.

It is important for those charged with criminal offenses in Alberta to consult with a lawyer experienced in crimes and misdemeanors law. A lawyer and his or her legal team will proceed with a criminal defense once all the evidence has been reviewed. A lawyer will also review how police collected any evidence to make sure it can be used court. A legal team will work towards obtaining a positive outcome for those charged criminally.

Source:, "Alberta man facing several charges after armed carjacking", Kirby Bourne Digital, Sept. 12, 2017

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