R v T.P.

Cochrane Provincial Court

Counsel: Andrea Urquhart
Offence: Arson
Result: Client was released on bail.

T.P. was charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Morley Recreation Centre gymnasium.  The value of damage was estimated at 1 million dollars.  Crown counsel was opposed to T.P.’s release. Ms. Urquhart argued that T.P should be released on strict conditions particularly in light of what she described as a weak Crown case against her client. The Judge agreed with submissions of Ms. Urquhart and ordered her client’s release on a no cash bail pending his trial.