November 15th, 2016

Moving Toward Certainty: Joint Submissions and R v Anthony-Cook

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Clients crave certainty. One method in which we can give our clients some measure of certainty is in approaching the Court having negotiated a joint sentencing position with Crown. These positions, called joint submissions, are often the result of protracted discussions where both Crown and Defence come to a mutually agreeable position to resolve the charges … Read More.

September 23rd, 2015

R. v. G.W. 2015 Edmonton Provincial Court

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Client entered guilty pleas to domestic assault and breach of a recognizance for continuing contact with the complainant. Exceptional circumstances were argued in support of an application for a conditional discharge. In this case, it was the accused who contacted police because he was surprised and afraid of what he had just done to his … Read More.