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R. vs. J.H. – Abbotsford Provincial Court

Charge: Failing to stop at an accident resulting in bodily harm.

Issue: Given the circumstances of the offence, our client’s background and his extreme remorse, whether a jail sentence was warranted.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was ble to direct our client through a course of psychological counselling and was able to persuade Crown counsel to agree to a non-custodial sentence. After hearing Mr. Gauthier’s submissions, the Court sentenced our client to a 12 month conditional sentence. No jail.