Police located the client sleeping in his vehicle during a wellness check. A vehicle search yielded over $10,000 and a significant amount of cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine, resulting in the client being charged with several counts of possession for the purposes of trafficking. Waugh & Associates engaged in significant negotiations with the Crown, highlighting serious Charter issues with the file. These included issues with the client’s detention and arrest and with the subsequent police search. Ultimately, the Crown abandoned the file and Entered a Stay of Proceedings on all charges after the preliminary inquiry and before the matter was set for trial.
Outcome: Charges Dropped. No Criminal Record.
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