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Services & Offences

Dahlem Criminal Defence defends all criminal offences.


Which criminal charges can Dahlem Criminal Defence help me with?

Dahlem Criminal Defence can defend you from all types of criminal charges. We have defended clients from over 1,400 criminal charges, especially assault, sexual offences, computer crime offences, drug trafficking and drug possession, impaired driving, dangerous driving and firearms offences. 

Can Dahlem Criminal Defence help me apply for a pardon?

Yes. We offer assistance in preparing Canadian Record Suspension (Pardon) Applications, which has become much more accessible since the Parole Board of Canada reduced their application fee to $50.00 on January 1, 2022. We can also help you with requesting Cannabis Record Suspensions (simple possession only) and destruction of your non-conviction personal information held by police. 

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A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person, he/she/they applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly.

break and enter

Break and Enter

Everyone who breaks and enters a place with intent to commit an indictable offence therein.

computer crime

Computer Crime

Any crime related to the use of a computer as an instrument of crime, or as an object of crime. This includes offences such as child pornography and online child sexual exploitation, identity fraud, destruction/theft of data or hardware, and sharing intimate images without consent.
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dangerous driving

Dangerous Driving

Operating a motor vehicle in a manner that is dangerous to the public.

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Domestic Violence / Domestic Assault

A person commits an assault when without the consent of another person, he/she/they applies force intentionally to that other person, directly or indirectly.

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drug possession

Drug Possession

Possession of substance except as authorized under the regulations, no person shall possess a substance included in Schedule I, II or III.

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Drug Trafficking

No person shall traffic in a substance included in Schedule I, II, III or IV or in any substance represented or held out by that person to be such a substance.


Firearms and Weapons Offences

Every person commits an offence who carries or possesses a weapon, an imitation of a weapon, a prohibited device or any ammunition or prohibited ammunition for a purpose dangerous to the public peace or for the purpose of committing an offence.



Everyone who, by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means, whether or not it is a false pretence within the meaning of the Criminal Code, defrauds the public or any person, whether ascertained or not, of any property, money or valuable security or any service.



No person shall, without lawful authority and knowing that another person is harassed or recklessly causes that other person reasonably, in all the circumstances, to fear for their safety or the safety of anyone known to them.

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Immediate Roadside Sanction - IRS FAIL

In Alberta, the IRS: FAIL program now applies to a person operating a vehicle while impaired by drugs or alcohol, or with a blood alcohol concentration equal to or exceeding 80 mg of alcohol in 100 ml of blood, or who refuses a roadside breath test. 
These persons may now be sanctioned under the Traffic Safety Act instead of (or in addition to) being charged under the Canadian Criminal Code.

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Impaired Driving

Act of operating or having care or control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. 
Impairment includes being impaired by marijuana or prescription drugs, or a combination of drugs and alcohol.

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Kidnapping & Unlawful Confinement

Every person commits an offence who kidnaps a person with intent to cause the person to be confined or imprisoned against the person’s will. 
Forcible confinement is everyone who without lawful authority, confines, imprisons or forcibly seizes another person is guilty of an indictable offence and liable to imprisonment.



Everyone commits mischief who wilfully destroys or damages or property renders property dangerous, useless, inoperative or ineffective.

murder and manslaughter

Murder and Manslaughter

Murder is causing the death of a human being without justification or valid excuse, especially with intent or due to criminal negligence.

Manslaughter is causing the death of a human being in a manner considered by law as less culpable than murder.

resisting arrest

Resisting Arrest

Everyone who resists or wilfully obstructs or assaults a public officer or peace officer in the execution of his duty, or any person lawfully acting in aid of such an officer.



Everyone commits robbery who steals, and for the purpose of extorting whatever is stolen or to prevent or overcome resistance to the stealing, uses violence or threats of violence to a person or property.


Sexual Assault

A sexual assault is an assault in which consent is not or cannot be given and the complainant’s sexual integrity is violated. 
Sexual offences include sharing of intimate images without consent and child pornography.


Theft & Shoplifting

Everyone commits theft who fraudulently and without colour of right takes, or fraudulently and without colour of right converts to his use or to the use of another person.


Uttering Threats

Everyone commits an offence who, in any manner, knowingly utters, conveys or causes any person to receive a threat to cause death or bodily harm to any person.

youth charges

Youth Charges

The Youth Criminal Justice Act is the law that governs Canada’s youth justice system. It applies to persons who are at least 12 but under 18 years old and who are alleged to have committed criminal offences.