The veil of secrecy concerning the use of Stingray devices, and other novel electronic surveillance technologies in Canada is slowly being pulled back.
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It is heartening that our Provincial government has recognized the importance of Legal Aid to all Albertans, especially low-income Albertans.
There have been stories in the news about travellers forced to unlock their phones and digital devices. This is a troubling trend, and many people are surprised that this is legal.
The issue of timely trials is a pressing one in Canada, particularly since the Supreme Court's decision in R v Jordan set new limits on how long a matter can be delayed. The greatest need however, is for more justice system resources.
The Supreme Court of Canada has today granted Leave to Appeal in the case of R v Suter.
Outside court after the hearing, Mr. Bottos acknowledged the case is an especially distressing one.
We will be closed December 24-28 inclusive, as well as Jan. 2. We will be open for half days on December 29 and December 30. We will resume regular operating hours on January 3.
Despite police requests for warrantless access, the Supreme Court has found that this data shouldn't be accessed without a court order.
Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has indicated that the government plans to give more discretion to judges to impose an appropriate sentence.
Criminal Lawyer Dino Bottos from Bottos Law Group discusses Alberta's Blood Tribe call for a new courthouse and more police.
Criminal Lawyer Dino Bottos from DePoe & Bottos Criminal Law firm discusses infanticide appeal heard by Supreme Court.
Dino Bottos and D'Arcy Depoe appear on Alberta Primetime.