Regina v. G.R. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – July 2016]

G.R. was charged with possession of marijuana and crack cocaine. Members of the Calgary Police Service attended a residential neighborhood in relation to a “check on welfare” complaint. As. G.R. was driving his vehicle through the neighborhood, the police officer deemed that his vehicle was suspicious and stopped it. Upon engaging G.R. in conversation, the police purportedly observed the scent …

Regina v. J.B. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Airdrie – June 2016]

J.B. was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. J.B. was alleged to have sold drugs out of a house in small town Alberta. The reputation of the house led the citizens of the community to commence an investigation into the conduct of the residents. Their investigation ultimately resulted in the police commencing their own investigation. The police investigated …

Regina v. D.F. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – June 2016]

D.F. was charged with assault and uttering threats. These charges were particularly aggravating because they were purported to be racially motivated. D.F. and another individual were alleged to have assaulted a visible minority on the Calgary transit system. The situation was captured by no less than ten security cameras, which made this prosecution particularly challenging. Sean Fagan filed a Charter …

Regina v. A.P. [Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, Calgary – May 2016]

A.P. was convicted of dangerous driving for a pattern of adverse driving behaviour between downtown Calgary, and Deerfoot trail south. Sean Fagan was not counsel at trial. A.P. was sentenced to a conditional discharge – a period of probation which, if complied with, would lead to no criminal conviction being entered on A.P’s record. A conditional discharge is typically not …

Regina v. R.D. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – April 2016]

R.D. was charged with criminal harassment and 14 counts of breach of Court orders. R.D. was alleged to have criminally harassed his ex-girlfriend and breached Court orders to not contact his ex-girlfriend. Because R.D. was alleged to have repeatedly failed to abide by Court orders, the Crown was initially vehemently opposed to his release, which made securing his release particularly …

Regina v. K.J. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – February 2016]

Calgary Police Service arrested K.J. as a result of a traffic stop. A substantial amount of suspected methamphetamine was found in the vehicle, and K.J. was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. K.J. was already on bail for trafficking cocaine charges, and the Police were vehemently opposed to his release, which made securing his release particularly difficult. Sean …

Regina v. K.I. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Strathmore – February 2016]

K.I. was involved in a motor vehicle accident. EMS and the police arrived on scene, and K.I. was placed in an ambulance. The police did an inventory search of K.I’s motor vehicle and discovered cocaine, a cell phone, a scale, and cash. K.I. was charged with possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Sean Fagan was successful at resolving …

Regina v. H.K. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – December 2015]

Calgary Police Service operating an undercover sting operation on “dial -a-dope” drug trafficking rings purchased heroin and cocaine from H.K. on a number of occasions. H.K. was arrested, and drugs and cash were discovered. H.K. was already on release for trafficking fentanyl charges, which made securing his release particularly challenging. Sean Fagan secured H. K’s release on reasonable terms within …