March 12th, 2018


R v Godfrey, 2018 Calgary Provincial Court – 90 Days Intermittent Jail For Commercial Trafficking

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Two men made 5 sales of cocaine, over 2 months, to undercover police officer. In total, Godfrey sold 5.1 g for $510; Gervais sold 3.6 g for $430. Both pled guilty. Positive PSRs and mitigating factors. Issue was the application of starting point sentence of 3-years for commercial trafficking in cocaine on something more than … Read More.

February 17th, 2017


R v Gejdos, 2017 ABPC 18 per LeGrandeur, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to impaired driving causing bodily harm and leaving the scene of an accident. Accused struck the rear of the victim’s vehicle on a highway. Injuries caused were limited to a separated shoulder along with various muscle tears. Victim also suffered psychological trauma. Held: 90 days jail for impaired causing. 9 month CSO … Read More.

December 15th, 2016


R v Russell, 2016 ABPC 274 per Anderson, PCJ:

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Accused pleaded guilty to trafficking in cocaine. Entrapment / abuse of process argument rejected. Issue regarding sentence. Accused was known to police to be a drug addict. As part of an undercover inner city operation, police approached accused regarding a request to purchase cocaine. Accused arranged for a small scale transaction, in exchange for the … Read More.

March 1st, 2016


R v Rossi, 2016 ABCA 43 per Picard, Bielby, Wakeling, JA – T. Judge: Ouellette, J

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Crown appeal from 90 days jail intermittent plus 2 years probation (and 3 year driving prohibition) after accused pleaded guilty to 3 counts of impaired driving causing bodily harm. Injuries ranged from one victim with broken ribs to another who was hospitalized for 5 months with significant injuries. Held: Appeal dismissed. Youthful aboriginal offender with … Read More.

January 23rd, 2015


R. v. MAB, 2014 ABPC 293 per Ayotte, PCJ

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Accused plead guilty to trafficking in cocaine. One gram sale wherein accused was acting as a “facilitator”, as she was addicted to cocaine. No profit. 1996 conviction for possession of marihuana. Crown sought 12 months jail, defence sought probation with house arrest. Held: 90 days jail intermittent plus 2 years probation. Positive PSR and some … Read More.