House arrest for assault causing bodily harm
Today Mr. Armour was in Court for a sentencing hearing in relation to a client facing charges of assault causing bodily harm. The client had a previous criminal record for a prior assault conviction and a prior assault causing bodily harm conviction. The client also had a recent conviction for possession of a controlled substance for the purposes of trafficking.
Despite Crown Counsel's suggestion that a period of 15-18 months in jail was appropriate with 2 years of probation to follow, Mr. Armour managed to successfully convince the judge that a Conditional Sentence Order (CSO) was appropriate on these facts and allowed the client to avoid serving a sentence at a correctional facility.