Distracted Driving. Is it only your cell phone?

There are many forms of distracted driving. Many think that distracted driving has to do with the cell phone only. The Traffic Safety Act sets out things that you are not allowed to do while driving and are considered offences under Alberta law.

Traffic Safety Act and Regulation

The following things under Alberta law are considered distractions and are prohibited:

1  Reading or viewing printed material located within the vehicle other than an instrument, gauge, device, or system used to provide information to the individual regarding the various systems or location of the vehicle. Continue Reading

Alberta Gives Police More Power

New Police Powers to Seize Vehicles and Impose Fines: Changes to Alberta’s Drinking and Driving Laws

This June a new law was introduced in the Provincial Legislature, called the Provincial Administrative Penalties Act.  It was passed in July and it makes a number of changes to drinking and driving laws, giving additional powers to police. Continue Reading

MOUSTARAH AND COMPANY UPDATE

Temporary suspension of all in-person client meetings

To our valued clients and community,

There is a growing global and local concern around COVID-19 and we are doing our best to assist our health care system by flattening the curve and protecting our clients and all members of our community. THE WELL BEING OF OUR COMMUNITY IS THE MOST IMPORTAT THING TO US. Continue Reading

I have been Arrested – What are my Rights?

Police in Canada have broad powers to arrest individuals whom they encounter.  An arrest is a powerful tool that has serious legal implications for the arrested person.  Importantly, an arrested person is not free to leave police custody and can no longer freely go about their business.  Attempting to escape a lawful arrest can result in criminal charges, not to mention an unpleasant encounter with police.  Continue Reading