R. vs. J.S. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault

Issue: Whether our client should receive the same sentence as she did for a prior offence, or a more serious sentence resulting in a criminal record.

Result: Mr. Johnston persuaded the court that a conditional discharge was appropriate, even though our client had received a similar sentence for an earlier offence.  The court accepted Mr. Johnston’s submission that the evidence showed our client’s actions were less serious than the complainant had claimed. No jail. No criminal record.