POSSESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF TRAFFICKING
Our client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and possession of proceeds of crime over $5000.
After a police investigation, our client was ultimately arrested and searched with resulted in the seizure of 412 grams of cocaine and a substantial amount of cash.
At trial in the Queen’s Bench of Alberta, our firm brought a Charter application to challenge the lawfulness of our client’s arrest and the lawfulness of the search.
We successfully established that the police violated our client’s Constitutional rights, however, the trial Judge did not exclude the seized evidence and our client was found guilty.
Our firm worked tirelessly and zealously to appeal the trial decision at the Alberta Court of Appeal.
Ultimately, the Court of Appeal overturned the ruling of the trial Judge and acquitted our client of all charges.
R. v D.H., Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta
R. v D.H., Alberta Court of Appeal