R. v. S.P. – June 2022
Assault Causing Bodily Harm
Our client was charged with assaulting a homeless person during an encounter at a convenience store. The complainant suffered non-trial injuries. Our client was a Permanent Resident who would face a deportation hearing if he received a conviction. At sentencing, crown counsel asked for a conviction with a period of probation. After explaining to the judge the immigration consequences and our client’s struggle with mental illness, the judge agreed with our submissions to discharge our client.