Prosecution: Failure to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm
Result: No criminal conviction
Regina v. X.X. Dec 2018
Lawyer: Sean Fagan
Charge: failure to remain, hit and run.
X.X. was charged with a very serious offence of failure to remain at the scene of an accident after a bizarre series of events that led to tragic consequences. The allegations stemmed from a drug transaction gone wrong:
X.X. parked his vehicle at the side of the road where he planned to meet with a drug dealer so he could purchase drugs for personal use. When the drug dealer arrived, the supposed drug dealer opened the passenger door of X.X.’s vehicle and pointed a gun at X.X. and demanded that he hand over all of his money. X.X. managed to place the vehicle into drive, and accelerate away in seconds, out of fear for his life. Unfortunately for the drug dealer, he fell from the vehicle, and ended up being run over by the vehicle.
The drug dealer suffered a severe spinal cord injury, permanently paralyzing him.
X.X. was ultimately identified as the individual who drove the vehicle, and was arrested for failure to remain at the scene of an accident causing bodily harm. A very serious offence for which a lengthy period of incarceration was almost inevitable.
X.X. retained the services of Edmonton Defence Lawyer Sean Fagan, who was successful at convincing the prosecutor to drop the charge to failure to remain at the scene of an accident. Thereafter, Sean Fagan was successful at resolving the matter by way of a condition discharge. A conditional discharge is a period of probation, which if successfully completed, no criminal conviction is entered on your record. An excellent result for these most serious circumstances.