Recent Cases

Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

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Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers Success Stories

Our practice is devoted to the defence of those charged with Criminal Code offences. We have experience with files ranging from shoplifting to murder and have appeared in all levels of court within the province of Alberta, as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. While we pride ourselves on our trial work, many of our cases are resolved without the client having to make a court appearance. That said, a firm is only as good as the results they deliver. Below are some recent cases that have been handled by our office.

Charges
Withdrawn

Drug Offence

Charges Withdrawn

R.H.

Mr. H. was pulled over by police for speeding here in the city. After stopping the car our client started acting suspicious. When the officers pressed our client regarding his nervous demeanor he admitted that he had drugs in the car. After a cursory search the officers found a large amount of marijuana in the vehicle’s trunk. Mr. H. had aspirations of becoming a police officer and could not afford a conviction for a drug offence. Ultimately Mr. Wyman was able locate deficiencies with the investigation. These deficiencies prompted resolution discussions with the Federal Crown who agreed to withdraw the charges after our client completed community service hours.

Charges
Withdrawn

Drug Offence

Charges Withdrawn

P.G.

Our client was a permanent resident from Australia. He was working as an Executive Chef at a prominent restaurant when he went out with friends on a weekend. An argument ensued and the police were contacted. When the group was placed under arrest for causing a disturbance, officers found cocaine on P’s person. Mr. G. was engaged to a Canadian Citizen and avoiding a drug related conviction was a necessity. Mr. Wyman identified numerous issues in the disclosure material which called into question the legitimacy of the arrest. Should the arrest be deemed unlawful, the drugs that were subsequently found would be excluded from evidence. Crown Counsel agreed and the charges were withdrawn early on in the proceedings.

Charges
Withdrawn

Drug Offence

Charges Withdrawn

R. v. M.M.

Our client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking under the CDSA. It was alleged that during a routine traffic stop, police discovered cocaine that was purportedly to be used for distribution. The client was a young mother with no criminal record. The incident was purportedly videotaped by way of ICDV. This case hinged on disclosure arguments associated with this video. When authorities were unable to procure it for disclosure to the defence, the prosecution was terminated.