R. vs. S.M. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Aggravated Assault.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to jail.
Result: Rather than the jail sentence that Crown Counsel had originally sought, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of Assault Causing Bodily Harm and, after hearing our submissions, the court granted our client an 8 month conditional sentence to be served in the community. No jail.