PROSECUTION: Possession of stolen property over $5000.00
RESULT: Charge Withdrawn
Regina v. R.D. – January 2019
Charge: Section 354 of the Criminal Code
LAWYER: Sean Fagan
K.D. faced a charge of possession of stolen property over $5000 for allegedly being found in possession of a high-end bicycle. The police were on patrol downtown Edmonton when they observed a person believed to be K.D. riding a bicycle that the officers believed to be stolen. The officers recognized the bicycle from their daily intelligence briefing at the Police station a couple weeks. The officers arrested in the individual for possession of stolen
K.D. did not have a criminal record, but had a quite extensive record as a youth. It is a common misconception that a person’s youth record is destroyed at age 18; it is more complicated than that. If a person with a youth record sustains additional convictions after becoming an adult, it is possible for the youth record to form part of the adult record. So, it was extremely important for K.D. to resolve this most serious prosecution without the entry of a criminal conviction.