If you have been charged with a crime in Alberta, it’s important to understand your legal rights and responsibilities both before and after you enter your plea in court. Once you plead guilty to a charge in a court, it is sometimes possible to change your plea providing you meet certain requirements. These requirements usually require legal experience to navigate.
In Canada, a publication ban is sometimes sought to prevent the press from publishing certain details about a criminal case. This can protect the safety or reputation of a victim, witness or other individual involved in criminal justice proceedings, preventing their identity from being broadcast, as well as other information and evidence from the trial.