Vancouver Criminal Lawyer:  Meghan Forhan

The Facts: Client attended a local music festival, Faded in the Park, where he sold MDMA to an undercover police officer. Client was arrested and charged with PPT. Ms. Forhan assessed the police disclosure and confirmed that there had been no breaches of the client’s Charter rights and ruled out the defence of entrapment. Despite there being no substantive defence, Ms. Forhan successfully negotiated a stay of proceedings after months of gruelling negotiation with the Federal Crown Prosecutor. Ms. Forhan obtained approval for this exceptional result from a senior member of the PPSC office. To our knowledge this is the only case arising from the Faded in the Park arrests where Alternative Measures was obtained.

Result: Stay of proceedings prior to trial. No criminal Record.