August 26th, 2020
R v Gordey, 2020 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench – Covid 19 Jail Restrictions Reduce Sentence Length For Home Invasion
Accused pleaded guilty to home invasion robbery. One important issue that arose was how to account on sentence for restrictions in ERC related to COVID-19. Total time in pre-sentence custody was 412 actual days; approximately 90 were under the COVID-19 restrictions. Held: Treated as additional mitigating circumstance. Court analyzed various possible approaches. COVID-19 restrictions did … Read More.