21. Regina v. D.I. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – September 2014]
During the course of a street level police undercover operation DI allegedly sold a small quantity of cannabis marijuana to an undercover officer. At first glance DI would appear to have been “dead in the water” but because the Crown adopted a harsh stance relative to sentence (i.e.: “jail”) we had nothing to lose by entering a plea of not guilty and making the Crown prove its case. Bottom Line: As the trial date approached the Crown was faced with insurmountable witness problems resulting in the termination of this prosecution in its entirety by way of a Stay of Proceedings is a legal term used to refer to a direction by a Crown prosecutor or a Judge to the Clerk of the Court to terminate a criminal prosecution. Click for more information..
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.