14. Regina v, J.A. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – May, 2011]
Client was pulled over by the police for allegedly making an unsignalled lane change in a so-called “shady” area of the City. The police observed a “bud grinder” so they arrested our client. A subsequent search of our client and the vehicle resulted in the seizure of a small quantity of marijuana and multiple packets (9) of cocaine, a tazer and approximately $580.00 in cash. Client was charged with eight separate criminal offences including possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, proceeds of crime and multiple weapons offences. At the end of trial our client was found not guilty of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking but guilty to a much lesser offence of simple possession of cocaine and marijuana. A verdict of not guilty was also entered on the proceeds charge and the cash recovered for our client. The matter was dealt with by way of a fine and all other charges were completely withdrawn.
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.