October 28th, 2015


R. v. E.J. 2015 Court of Appeal of Alberta

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Client plead guilty to impaired driving, possession of stolen property, and breaches. Sentencing Judge imposed a one year period of probation, though neither Crown or Defence Counsel at the Sentencing Hearing had submitted that probation was appropriate and without giving either Counsel an opportunity to address that issue. Appointed to appeal term of probation imposed … Read More.

July 3rd, 2015


R. v. J.M. 2015 Morinville Provincial Court

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Client charged with criminal harassment, and uttering threats. Admitted to threatening his former spouse, her new spouse, and the arresting officer in his case. Accused had a record for spousal violence. The nature of the threats provided indications of grandiose thinking, and revealed an element of mental illness in the commission of the offences. Defence … Read More.

August 4th, 2017


R v Sutherland, 2017 Calgary Provincial Court 170 per Bascom, PCJ:

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Breach of trust theft. Accused (while working with Maple Leaf Foods) ordered sample boxes of meat without authorization, and then donated the same to various groups, teams or charities that he was associated with. $21,258.19 theft value. Accused did not personally gain from the thefts, and at the sentencing was in a position to pay … Read More.

July 20th, 2017


R v King, 2017 Alberta Court Of Appeal (Edmonton) 212 per Berger, Slatter, Greckol, JA – T. Judge: Ackerl, J:

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Defence appeal from 28 month jail sentence (time served) and 3 years probation, imposed after the accused was convicted of possession of child pornography and several breach of probation offences. Held: Appeal allowed, sentence reduced to 15 months jail. Probation upheld. “Probation is particularly useful for offenders such as the appellant who served their entire … Read More.