23. Regina v. D.N. [Calgary Provincial Court, October 2008]
Client charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking (5 ½ ounces) and proceeds of crime. Professional client of Asian decent finishes a game of shinny hockey with colleges only to find himself and colleagues up against the wall as a consequence of a concerned citizen’s complaint of “someone” smoking marijuana outside of the arena. The police take it upon themselves to search every Asian in attendance and their vehicles. After several hard fought months of negotiation with the prosecution the Crown conceded the abundantly obvious and all charges were completely withdrawn prior to commencement of the Preliminary Inquiry.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.