Mr. O was caught entering a music festival with 200 pills of Ecstasy. He initially tried fleeing from police but was intercepted and promptly arrested for possession with intent to traffic. Realizing how seriously judges take drug trafficking offences, Zalman Haouzi got to work and negotiated with the Crown to modify the count from possession for the purposes of trafficking with simple possession. The Crown was tough but fair, seeking a non-carceral sentence that would give Mr. O a criminal record. Realizing what was at stake for this young, first-time offender, Zalman Haouzi made heartfelt submissions during the sentencing hearing and successfully secured for his client a conditional discharge, where Mr. O pled guilty to possession of Ecstasy in exchange for an undertaking to perform several hours of community service, avoiding a criminal record in the process and giving him a second lease on life.