After an extensive police investigation including search warrants and covert surveillance, our client (along with 2 others) was arrested and charged with possession of 2 different stolen vehicles. The case was set for a 3 day trial. A month before the trial date we filed an application to have the charges dismissed based on a violation of our client’s right to have his trial within a reasonable time (s. 11(b) of the Charter). We argued the case for all 3 co-accuseds. The court accepted our arguments and the charges were dismissed against all 3.
RESULT: no trial, no criminal record