Criminal

Criminal law involves investigating and prosecuting people who may have broken the law; and punishing people who are found to have done so. The Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta is a superior court of criminal jurisdiction, with the power to try any indictable offence under the Criminal Code of Canada. The Court generally only tries the most serious criminal offences, including murder, manslaughter, and drug trafficking, or conspiracy to commit one of these offences.

Criminal Procedure Rules
Règles de procédure en matière criminelle

Pursuant to ss. 482 and 482.1 of the Criminal Code, the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta has made the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta Criminal Procedure Rules. The new Rules replace the Criminal Proceeding Rules (Criminal Practice Note 6, in force since February 1, 2014).

En vertu des art. 482 et 482.1 du Code criminel, la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta établit les Règles de procédure en matière criminelle de la Cour du Banc de la Reine de l’Alberta.
Les nouvelles Règles remplacent les Criminal Proceeding Rules (Criminal Practice Note 6, en vigueur depuis le 1er février 2014).

Criminal Procedure Rules - Les règles de procédure en matière criminelle

Criminal Law Steering Committee

The role of the Criminal Law Steering Committee is to advise the Executive Board on aspects of criminal law governance in the Court. The Criminal Law Steering Committee also promotes the Court’s relationship with Court Services, the Justice Ministry and members of the Bar with respect to criminal law administration and practice.

Criminal Law Announcements

Criminal Trial Triage Booking: June, July, August 2020 / Procès criminels, procédure pour fixer une date: juin, juillet, août 2020
May 22, 2020, 14:00 PM
Desk Applications - Filing Signed Orders
May 22, 2020, 10:00 AM
Launch of Criminal Summary Disposition Court
May 5, 2020, 12:45 PM
Undertaking and Agreement for Non-Lawyers
Apr 14, 2020, 13:17 PM
Processing of Master & Justice Consent Orders by Email
Mar 30, 2020, 17:23 PM
Requests to the Court for Emergency/Urgent Hearings in all Criminal, Family, Commercial and Civil Matters
Mar 26, 2020, 00:00 AM
COVID-19 and Court Proceedings with Hearing Lists
Mar 13, 2020, 15:00 PM
Suspension of Upcoming Jury Trials and Jury Selection
Mar 13, 2020, 14:27 PM
Bill C-75 amendments to the Criminal Code - New Release Order Template is now available
Feb 10, 2020, 12:00 PM
Notice to the Profession & Public - Criminal Procedure Rules
Dec 13, 2017, 00:00 AM

Notices to the Profession & Public

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Notice to the Profession & Public - Queen's Bench Criminal Proceedings Rules - 2014-01PDF193.18 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Citation of Authorities - 2013-06PDF817.06 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - CCTC Proceedings from Edmonton Remand Centre - 2013-05PDF63.25 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2013-02PDF314.92 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Changes to s.525 Detention Review and s.520 Bail Review Hearings - Edmonton - 2012-05 PDF120.40 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public- Criminal Case Management - 2012-04PDF700.32 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Amended Summary Conviction Appeal Rules - 2012-03PDF333.53 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download
Notice to the Profession & Public - Summer Sittings Pilot Project - 2011-04PDF325.43 KB10 Sep, 2019 Download