Charge of sexual assault and choking involving witness credibility and search of cell phone data and collateral fact evidence. Reported decision and not guilty verdict.
Possession for trafficking drugs owned by other found in purse carried by client. Court found Crown could not prove guilt of drugs in purse nor in a jointly shared apartment.
Jury acquittal of individual in date rape case involving expert evidence on autism and how the Jury can use this in determining innocence.
Murder charged involving a drug deal. The co-accused turned informant received a longer sentence than our client even after pleading out early.
Successful self defence in shooting death of violent attacker.
Discharged at the Preliminary Inquiry on a charge of murder. The Court held the Crown has not provided any evidence or proof that Mr. Hehr was responsible for the death.
The leading Alberta case on search warrants and use of hallway cameras installed by Police and standing or the right to argue Charter Rights were breached by police.
Widely covered case involving death of diabetic child. Court ruling on failing to provide the required care to child. Andrea Serink represented the co-accused.
A triple homicide involving forensic evidence as well as search and seizure that dominated the media. Kim Ross was lead counsel.
Originally charged as first-degree murder of a child during a bitter custody battle, ended with a plea to second degree murder.
The second and third murder trial after two successful appeals to the Court of Appeal. This case involved the death of a john.
The media famous kidnapping and murder by an ex-spouse and her husband and brother-in-law over custody and access to the child of the previous relationship.
Reported decision on the constitutionality of Securities Act sections and the prosecution by the Security Exchange Commission into the market manipulation and microcap fraud.
As co-counsel with Andrea Serink, this is an infanticide case; client was found not guilty of murdering her two infants. Crown appeals to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada were dismissed; this is the leading decision on the rarely used homicide offence of infanticide.
Importation of cocaine. RCMP granted entry warrant but Court found search of residence illegal as it was outside what they were permitted to be looking for as indicated by the warrant. The Court of Appeal dismissed the Crown’s attempt to appeal because of delay.
Frequently quoted manslaughter case involving multiple victims.
One of the most reported Dangerous Offender cases. A marathon trial spanning months of testimony and argument. Andrea Serink was co-counsel throughout this case with Michael Bates as special counsel.
Importing cocaine and a community-based sentence upheld by the Court of Appeal
A key spousal abuse case involving expert testimony on Battered Wife Syndrome and historic abuse by the deceased.
Dangerous Offender, extensive psychological expert evidence and corrections evidence.
The leading case on search and seizure involving police dogs sniffing out drug couriers.
Self defence in a bar fight involving off duty police officer.
The CIBC Bank robbery in Banff described as one which was of the “highest degree of planning and sophistication” resulted in a six- and one-half year sentence.
The notorious Applewood Arson case lasted 7 weeks. This client was acquitted.
Sentence case on domestic aggravated assault and escort workers.
The case was the first reported appeal decision granting relief from the effects of the changes to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act which made deportation automatic if a person was sentenced to a penitentiary term. The point in R. v. Leung was endorsed by the Supreme Court of Canada in 2013 in R. v. Hoang Pham, the final word on the immigration consequences of sentencing. Alias Sanders was counsel on this matter as well.
Conditional Sentence granted on manslaughter of infant child after Jury returned a not guilty verdict of murder.
The first Alberta decision on dog sniff cases and privacy rights upholding the lower courts exclusion of evidence. Alias Sanders was co-counsel.
Three homicide trials. The conviction for 1st degree murder was overturned on Appeal and reduced to 2nd degree murder with parole eligibility set at 20 years. The case is Chapter 1 in Peter B. Smiths Prairie Murders: Mysteries, Crimes and Scandals (2009).
Originally charged with over 50 counts of running an underage trick pad. Crown prosecuted only seven counts. Client acquitted on all but one count of common assault.