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Canmore Criminal Defence Lawyer

Looking for a criminal lawyer near you in Canmore? Dahlem Criminal Defence will defend your Canmore criminal charges.

(Updated for September 2022) Regular in person court sittings have resumed. There are new rules for court attendance for people charged with criminal offences.

Are you charged with an offence and have to appear in court in Canmore? Dahlem Criminal Defence can defend your charges in Canmore for you. As experienced criminal lawyers, Dahlem Criminal Defence makes the process easy for you.

Canmore is a beautiful mountain town. Canmore is 81 km west of Calgary on the Trans-Canada Highway. It is in the Bow Valley and is east of the park gates to Banff National Park. It is home to approximately 14,000 people.

Tyson Dahlem is a criminal defence lawyer in Canmore. Tyson has lived in Canmore practising criminal law in Canmore for over 18 years. He has detailed knowledge of the Canmore Court. He also has comprehensive experience with Canmore law enforcement and Bow Valley issues.

If you live in Canmore, Dahlem Criminal Defence is a lawyer near you. Dahlem Criminal Defence is the only criminal lawyer you need. We make dealing with the courts in Canmore easy. Everything related to your charges is dealt with online, through your phone. Tyson makes dealing with your charges in Canmore easy, and with the least stress.

If you need a criminal lawyer in Canmore, contact Dahlem Criminal Defence now. We will answer your questions. We offer a free first consultation.

The Canmore Courthouse

Provincial Court
Suite 101, 800 Railway Ave
Canmore, AB, T1W 1P1

canmore provincial court

Sitting Times for Provincial Court (Criminal) in Canmore

Traffic Court and other provincial statute matters - The 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month at 9:30 am (Courtroom 001), with first appearances at 9:30 am at the Case Management Office (CMO) from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Criminal Docket Court (out of custody) – Every Wednesday, 9:30 am until completed in Courtroom 001.

Criminal Docket Court (in custody) – Every Wednesday, 9:30 am until completed in Courtroom 001.

Criminal Court – Trial – Every Tuesday, 9:30 am until completed in Courtroom 001; also every third Monday, 9:30 am until completed in Courtroom 001.

It is also possible for special sittings to be scheduled on Fridays and Mondays where the court is not normally sitting. These can only be done by special arrangement and are intended for more complex, multi-day matters.

Sitting Times for Provincial Court (Family & Youth) in Canmore

Family and Civil Court sit on every second Monday from 9:30 am until concluded.

There is no separate youth court in Canmore. It sits at the same time and place as regular criminal court.

Court Coverage Area and Police Jurisdictions

The geographical area serviced by the Provincial Court in Canmore is enormous. All matters from the British Columbia border to Scott Lake Hill and south to Kananaskis Country go to court in Canmore. This includes all matters from Lake Louise, the Icefields Parkway, Banff, Canmore, Exshaw, Dead Man’s Flats, and Kananaskis Country.

Provincial Court in Canmore does not have permanent local staff. The judges, clerks, and sheriffs travel to Canmore from Calgary for each sitting. In addition, the Crown Prosecutors travel to Canmore from Calgary for each sitting. They are part of CARRRO, which is Calgary-Rural and Regional Response Office, which is a unit in the Alberta Prosecution Service.

Because of the large area covered by Provincial Court in Canmore, the high volume of traffic on the Trans-Canada Highway, and the very large numbers of tourists visiting Banff, Canmore and the Banff National Park, the criminal court in Canmore is quite busy. There are RCMP detachments in Banff, Canmore, Lake Louise, and Kananaskis Country. In addition, the RCMP Integrated Traffic Enforcement Unit frequently patrols the Trans-Canada Highway. The Integrated Traffic Enforcement Unit is there primarily for drug interdiction and impaired driving enforcement. The Banff National Park is policed by park wardens who are police officers, and they can charge you with offences in addition to giving out tickets.