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Criminal Defense Services in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Merv Nidesh Q.C. has extensive experience in all Criminal Law Defence Cases, including Driving Offences – Dangerous, Impaired, Bodily Harm and Death, Assault, Manslaughter, Murder, Domestic Violence, Sexual Offences, Pornography and Drug Offences – Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking, Trafficking, Importation and Cultivation…See expanded listings below.

Offences that are typically associated with assault and physical violence, including the following:

  • Assault of Police officer
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Sexual Assault
  • Robbery
  • Break and Enter to Commit Assault
  • Unlawful/Forcible Confinement
  • Kidnapping
  • Obstruction

Criminal driving offences are broader than alcohol or drug related driving offences. Some of these offences include:

Dangerous Driving

  • Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm
  • Dangerous Driving Causing Death

Flight from Police

  • Flight from Police Causing Bodily Harm
  • Flight from Police Causing Death
  • Street Racing
  • Street Racing Causing Bodily Harm
  • Street Racing Causing Death

Failing to Stop at Scene of Accident

Driving while Disqualified/Unauthorized/Prohibited

Some of the more common types of offences that occur in a domestic setting include the following:

  • Assault
  • Threats
  • Assault with a Weapon
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Break and Enter
  • Unlawful Confinement
  • Sexual Assault
  • Criminal Harassment
  • Breach of Conditions

These are the 5 main drug offences:

  • Possessing a drug
  • Possessing a drug for the purpose of trafficking (selling, giving, distributing, trading)
  • Trafficking a drug (selling trading, giving, distribution)
  • Producing a drug (growing, cooking, creating)
  • Importing a drug into Canada, or exporting it out of Canada (mailing, transporting)


Impaired driving is also known as Driving Under the Influence (DUI). Impaired driving is also typically used to refer to a number of driving alcohol-related offences, such as:

  • Driving Over the Legal Limit
  • Refusal to Provide a Breath Sample
  • Failure to Provide a Breath Sample
  • Care and Control While Impaired or Over the Legal Limit

If serious injuries have resulted as a consequence of alcohol-related driving, the charges may be upgraded, in the case of impaired driving for example, to impaired driving causing bodily harm or impaired driving causing death.

Sexual offences refer to a number of Charges including:  Sexual interference, Exploitation, Pornography and most commonly –  Sexual Assault

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