Former Red Deer lawyer facing charges in court

Brad Mulder in court on charge of unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon

A former Red Deer lawyer appeared as a prisoner in Red Deer provincial court on Wednesday.

Brad Mulder was in court on a charge of unauthorized possession of a restricted weapon, in this case a switchblade knife. The charge stems from an arrest in February 2017 in Sylvan Lake.

Crown prosecutor Ann MacDonald confirmed that an offer to resolve the charge through Alternative Measures had been withdrawn. Alternative Measures allows a first-time offender to avoid prosecution by agreeing to community services work, counselling or donation to a registered charity.

The unauthorized possession charge was adjourned to March 9, when Mulder is scheduled to appear in court on other charges.

Mulder, who was wearing blue prison coveralls, appeared in court by closed-circuit TV from the Red Deer Remand Centre.

He is also facing criminal charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000 and possession of stolen property under $5,000 arising out of a Rimbey incident. A trial on those charges has been scheduled for April in Rimbey provincial court.

Mulder was suspended by the Law Society of Alberta in October 2016. His resignation was accepted in January of this year.

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