27. Regina v. J.P. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – November, 2010]

Client was the front passenger in a motor vehicle containing 3 persons which was the target of surveillance by the police. As a result of observations made by the police they stopped the vehicle, searched the vehicle (and its occupants) and seized a quantity of crack cocaine and cash. In our opinion J.P. should have never been charged in the first place but be that as it may we elected trial by way of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and scheduled a preliminary inquiry. On day 1 of the preliminary inquiry all charges against our client were completely withdrawn.