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Repeat Offender Gets Lenient Sentence for B&E and Assault While Unlawfully At Large

  • 8 April 2015
Charge(s):

CC: s.266 – Assault, s.733.1(1) – Breach Probation x 4, s.145(1(b) – Escape Custody / Unlawfully at Large x 3, 145(3) – Breach Recognizance x 10, s.348(1)(a) – Break and Enter a welling house with Intent to Commit an Indictable Offence, s.129(a) – Obstructing a Peace Officer.

Allegations:

My client failed to present himself, on three separate occasions, to the correctional facility where he was required to be a serving inmate on weekends. He was also on probation for prior convictions. He broke into his ex-girlfriend’s house, assaulted her, and breached the conditions of several Court Orders, including violating the terms of his release numerous times.

Result:

He pleaded guilty to some of the breaches, the UAL’s and to the amended charge of being Unlawfully in a Dwelling House (instead of B&E). In the end, he received a jail sentence of only 90 days, minus the cumulative time he spent in pre-trial custody. Considering his lengthy criminal record, the input from the victim, and a negative pre-sentence report, this was a very lenient sentence. All other charges were withdrawn.

Categories: Breaches of Court Orders,Disorderly Conduct,Result.
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