DDSG Criminal Law remains open and fully operational during the current crisis – including 24/7 emergency bail and arrest services. While the Alberta criminal courts have suspended normal operations until at least July 3, 2020, several essential hearings continue to proceed during this emergency period. In-custody trial and sentencings, select out of custody trials, bail hearings and reviews, emergency protection orders applications, bail variations etc. continue to operate – with obvious new safety and volume precautions in place. Criminal charges continue to be laid by police for which individuals will need immediate legal advice and representation.
To keep our staff, lawyers, and clients safe we are restricting in person appointments to essential meetings. Most new file applications, advice and payment arrangements can be done remotely by email, phone or video conferencing (i.e. Skype, Google Hang Outs). NOTE: Our Edmonton building is now open for limited hours (8:30 am – 4:00 pm), but given the continuing public health concerns please do not attend our office without a pre-scheduled in person appointment.
All existing and potential clients can access service via lawyers’ emails, our website or by calling the appropriate phone number:
Thank you and take care.
Kelly Dawson, Managing Partner DDSG Criminal Law