R. vs. F.D. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Aggravated Assault (reduced to Assault Causing Bodily Harm).
Issue: Whether the injury was serious enough to constitute the charged offence; whether the trial judge would follow the Crown’s sentencing submissions.
Result: Rather than the 18 month jail sentence the Crown had originally sought, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Court to sentence our client to 45 days in custody.