R. v. R.M. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Jasper, July 2018]

R.M. was charged with assaulting her boyfriend following a night of drinking (section 266 of the Criminal Code). Due to the comparatively minor nature of the allegations, the Crown offered to resolve the matter by way of a peacebond (ie. withdrawal of the charges so long as certain conditions are satisfied). The issue was that R.M. was at risk of losing her career if she received a peacebond or was convicted.

BOTTOM LINE: Ms. Fagan successfully negotiated with the Crown to outright withdraw the charge against her client.