August 26th, 2020
Covid 19 Jail Restrictions Reduce Sentence Length For Home Invasion – R v Gordey, 2020 Fort McMurray Queen’s Bench
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.