June 3rd, 2019
Mandatory Minimum Sentence For Sexual Interference Struck Down – R v Ford, 2019 Alberta Court Of Appeal
Accused convicted of sexual interference after trial and sentenced to 6 months jail plus 3 years probation, after the trial judge struck down the mandatory minimum sentence for s 151(a) CC. Crown appealed. The 20-year-old accused communicated with the 13-year-old complainant on Facebook for a couple months, then had sex with her in a public … Read More.
January 16th, 2019
Defence application for a stay or sentence reduction on the basis that indefinite administrative segregation (AS) while in remand custody violated his s. 7 and 12 rights. Accused spent 13.5 months in AS after an assault on another inmate. Held: s. 12 breach; enhanced credit (3.75 to 1) for time in AS. “A free and … Read More.