November 15th, 2018


R. v. Gallant, 2018 Alberta Court Of Appeal – Sentence Reduced Due To Assault On Accused By Remand Centre Guard

Law Updates Tags: , ,

Defence appeal of 5-year sentence for multiple domestic violence-related offences, including assault with a weapon, obstruction, and unlawfully in a dwelling house. While in custody at the Edmonton Remand Centre (ERC) the accused was assaulted by two guards and suffered a broken arm. Held: Appeal allowed; sentence reduced by 90 days. Sentencing judge erred in … Read More.


April 13th, 2017


R v Brown, 2017 ABQB 191 per Veit, J:

Law Updates Tags: , , ,

Accused, with an unrelated record, pleaded guilty to trafficking in $120 of cocaine. Positive pre-sentence report. Crown sought 12 months jail. ” Mr. Brown argues that police action shortly after his arrest, in which he was strip searched and the strip search was videotaped, entitles him to a reduction of sentence.” Defence sought a 90 … Read More.