12. Regina v. E. K. [Provincial Court of Alberta, Calgary – July 2010]

Client charged with impaired driving, possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking and possessing proceeds of crime. Routine police D.U.I. investigation results in arrest of client for impaired driving and subsequent seizure of cocaine, marijuana and cash from client’s person and motor vehicle. Prior to trial proceedings we killed the impaired driving charge, the proceeds of crime charge and had the possession for the purpose of trafficking charges reduced to simple possession. A trial for simple possession of marijuana and cocaine was still scheduled (we gave no quarter) and on the day of trial even these charges were completely withdrawn.