Mr. L. was an executive chef at a high-end Calgary restaurant. After a night at a local casino he took a taxi home. He was severely intoxicated and was unable to provide the driver with proper directions. An argument ensued and the client proceeded to berate him with racial slurs. After striking the cab driver our client exited the vehicle and refused to pay the fair. Crown counsel rightfully viewed this file as a hate crime. As the entirety of the transaction was captured on CCTV damage control was the priority. Mr. Wyman coordinated racial sensitivity training for the client as well as an alcohol addiction program. Following completion of the counselling efforts our office negotiated a very favorable resolution whereby our client received a conditional discharge and thus no criminal record for this unfortunate incident.