July 13th, 2018


2 Year CSO Upheld For Breach Of Trust By Police Officer – R v Harrison, 2018 Alberta Court Of Appeal

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Crown appeal of a 2-year conditional sentence order after accused pleaded guilty to breach of trust by a public officer under s 122 CC. Accused was an RCMP officer who had improperly accessed confidential police databases. Held: Appeal dismissed. “The appellant says there is a sentencing principle that for breach of public trust by a … Read More.

July 16th, 2015


R. v. Hatfield, 2015 ABCA 124 per Berger, Paperney, Brown JA – Trial Judge Hunt-McDonald, J

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Crown appeal from 12 month CSO followed by probation for a $9,4347.22 theft from employer. Minimal CSO conditions imposed. $7,000.00 repaid. Accused was in an abusive relationship and is the primary parent of an 11 year old. Held: Appeal allowed. Curfew condition added to the CSO. “We agree with the Crown’s submission that the sentence … Read More.

March 17th, 2015


R. v. ADT, 2015 ABPC 28 per Wheatley, PCJ

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Accused plead guilty to sexual assault. Complainant was accused’s adopted daughter. Incidents occurred between 2001 and 2006 when the complainant (who was developmentally delayed) was aged 14-19. The accused touched the complainant’s breast and vaginal area (“some attempts at digital penetration which were probably unsuccessful”). Accused confessed and engaged in treatment. Held: CSO imposed. Accused … Read More.