R. v. F.M. [Alberta Court of Appeal, Calgary, June 2018]

F.M. was represented by other counsel at trial (i.e. NOT Ms. Fagan or anyone from her firm). Following trial he was convicted of three counts of trafficking cocaine and three counts of possession of proceeds of crime. He was sentenced to 2.5 years in prison. He retained Ms. Fagan for the purpose of providing an opinion as to the merits of the appeal and to make an application for bail pending appeal (notoriously difficult to obtain in this jurisdiction). Extensive written materials were filed and oral submissions made in the Court of Appeal.

BOTTOM LINE: Ms. Fagan was able to convince the Court that this was a meritorious appeal and that her client should be released on bail.