R. v. H.B. [Provincial Court, Canmore, August 2014 – June 2015]

H.B. was charged with assaulting three former girlfriends over the course of several years. The allegations were similar in nature – all three women told the police that they had been involved in a romantic relationship with H.B. and that he had become violent towards them. The assaults alleged including kicking, choking, punching etc. Amongst the multiple assault charges were a handful of other charges including breaches of court orders, criminal harassment and break and enter with the intent to commit an indictable offense. H.B. was at risk of losing his job if a criminal record was imposed. In total Ms. Fagan scheduled three trials dates in 10 months to deal with a total of 13 charges. At the end of the day, Ms. Fagan ensured that her client had no criminal record relating to any of the charges he had retained her to defend.