29. Regina v. D.P.J. [Court of Queen’s Bench of Saskatchewan, Regina – October 2014]
Client was the target of a lengthy sophisticated police investigation involving the execution of multiple warrants to search (including authorized covert entries), the interception of text messages by way of judicially authorized production orders, extensive surveillance, etc., etc. Police made seizures in relation to the trafficking of multiple kilograms of cocaine and marijuana. DPJ was charged (along with a co-accused) with possession of cocaine (and marijuana) for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime (approximately $25,000.00). DPJ retained Patrick Fagan and his co-accused retained his own lawyer.
Bottom Line: the Co-accused accepted an offer of resolution, entered pleas of guilty as charged and went to jail. DPJ maintained his pleas of not guilty and ultimately the entire prosecution against DPJ was successfully terminated by way of the entry of a Stay of Proceedings is a legal term used to refer to a direction by a Crown prosecutor or a Judge to the Clerk of the Court to terminate a criminal prosecution. Click for more information..
Patrick C. Fagan is a highly accomplished lawyer with an impressive career spanning over 35 years in the legal field.