R. v. W.C. [Arrest Processing, Medicine Hat, July 2015]

W.C. was arrested on a Friday afternoon and hired Ms. Fagan to secure his release on bail. He was arrested on charges of fraud, theft and breach of his bail conditions. At the time he hired Ms. Fagan for bail he was out on three separate sets of bail conditions stemming from a fraud investigation; a number of breaches and trafficking crack cocaine to an undercover police officer. The police were opposed to W.C.’s release emphasizing that W.C. had a previous criminal record and that he was likely to re-offend given that he was already out on bail for other charges. Ms. Fagan successfully argued that W.C. was not a flight risk nor was there a substantial likelihood of him re-offending. W.C. was released by Friday night.