Regina v. J.R.N. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – April 2017]

J.R.N. was alleged to have beaten his son with a baseball bat and threatened to assault his son’s friend. When the police arrive, J.R.N. attempted to explain to the police his version of events. The police, as is often the case, left it for the Court system to sort out. J.R.N. was arrested and charged with assault with a weapon, to wit a baseball bat, and uttering threats to his son’s friend. J.R.N.

The Crown was unwilling to resolve this matter without the entry of a criminal conviction. Consequently, not guilty pleas were entered and a trial date was scheduled. Prior to trial, Sean Fagan was successful at having the matter resolved by way of the withdrawal of all charges.