Recent Criminal Charge Cases

Kelowna Criminal Law Cases

Regina v. J.H.

Police executed a search warrant on commercial premises in which they located a major 1800 plant marijuana grow operation. Wade Jenson was retained to defend against charges of production and possession for the purposes of trafficking. Following a 3-day trial in B.C. Supreme Court, client found ‘NOT GUILTY’ on all counts.

Regina v. J.L.

Grandfather charged with the sexual assault of an acquaintance. With the risk of leaving a life-altering legacy for his grandchildren, he retained Wade Jenson to defend his good name. Medical records were obtained. On the morning of trial, CHARGE DISMISSED.

High Speed Chase

The adult accused was pursued by police at high speed before crashing through a fence. He then attempted to flee on foot. He was charged with a total of 4 criminal offences, including dangerous driving, failing to stop for police, and refusing to comply with a breath demand. His father retained Wade Jenson to defend. All criminal CHARGES DISMISSED. No driving prohibition.

Regina v. R.D.

Man charged in Alberta with the particularly gruesome assault of his common law spouse. Despite the travel required, he decided that Kelowna-based defence lawyer Wade Jenson represented his best chance to prove his innocence. On the 3rd day set for trial, accused found ‘NOT GUILTY’.

R. v. T.B. – Mental Disorder case

Client charged with breaking into a home and terrorizing the female resident at knifepoint. Wade Jenson was retained by the accused’s family to take control of the case as the accused had some history of mental illness. Following trial, client found ‘Not Guilty by Reason of Mental Disorder’.

R. v. N.N. – Drugs case

Client arrested in possession of 17 kilos of cocaine valued at $1.5 million.  Federal Crown sought a minimum of 6 years imprisonment in a federal penitentiary.  Wade Jenson achieved what had never been accomplished previously in Canada in a case of this magnitude – his client was sentenced to a 2-year term of house arrest.  The sentence has recently been upheld by the B.C. Court of Appeal.

R. v. D.W. – Weapons case

Client charged with unlawful confinement, use of a firearm in the commission of an offence, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and pointing a firearm.   Following extensive negotiations with Crown counsel, all charges were dismissed without trial.

R. v. N.S. – Murder case

Client charged with 1st degree murder. Following a 6-week jury trial, client found ‘Not Guilty’ of 1st degree murder and convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Rather than 25 years behind bars before parole eligibility, client qualifies for release in less than 2 years.