R. v. M.L., (2007) 228 O.A.C. 394 (CA)

JudgeO'Connor, A.C.J.O., MacPherson and Juriansz, JJ.A.
CourtCourt of Appeal (Ontario)
Case DateSeptember 07, 2007
JurisdictionOntario
Citations(2007), 228 O.A.C. 394 (CA);2007 ONCA 642

R. v. M.L. (2007), 228 O.A.C. 394 (CA)

MLB headnote and full text

Temp. Cite: [2007] O.A.C. TBEd. SE.067

Her Majesty the Queen (respondent) v. M.L. (appellant)

(C47393; 2007 ONCA 642)

Indexed As: R. v. M.L.

Ontario Court of Appeal

O'Connor, A.C.J.O., MacPherson and Juriansz, JJ.A.

September 19, 2007.

Summary:

The accused pled guilty to twelve offences that arose out of four discrete incidents, three of which involved domestic violence. The offences consisted of one count of assault causing bodily harm, four counts of break and enter, one count of forcible confinement, four counts of breach of recognizance, one count of disobeying a court order and one count of causing a disturbance. He was sentenced to ten months in custody in addition to the seven and a half months he was credited for pre-trial custody. The accused appealed the sentence.

The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal.

Editor's Note: Certain names in the following case have been initialized or the case otherwise edited to prevent the disclosure of identities where required by law, publication ban, Maritime Law Book's editorial policy or otherwise.

Criminal Law - Topic 5851

Sentence - Break and enter - The accused pled guilty to twelve offences that arose out of four discrete incidents, three of which involved domestic violence - The offences consisted of one count of assault causing bodily harm, four counts of break and enter, one count of forcible confinement, four counts of breach of recognizance, one count of disobeying a court order and one count of causing a disturbance - The domestic incidents culminated in an attack on the accused's girlfriend, whom he beat while she held her one and a half year old daughter - He was on interim release at the time of this attack awaiting trial on charges that stemmed from earlier acts of aggression toward her and was in breach of an order prohibiting him from communicating with her - He was sentenced to ten months in custody in addition to the seven and a half months he was credited for pre-trial custody - The accused appealed, arguing that the trial judge did not take sufficient account of his guilty plea and under-emphasized rehabilitation as a factor given his youthfulness - The Ontario Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal - The trial judge specifically took into account the guilty plea and paid considerable attention to the goal of rehabilitating a young offender - The overall sentence was fit.

Criminal Law - Topic 5868

Sentence - Forcible confinement - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5851 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5883

Sentence - Assault causing bodily harm - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5851 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5892

Sentence - Breach of restraining order, recognizance or undertaking - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5851 ].

Criminal Law - Topic 5912

Sentence - Causing public disturbance - [See Criminal Law - Topic 5851 ].

Counsel:

Paul Calarco, for the appellant;

Peter Scrutton, for the respondent.

This appeal was heard on September 7, 2007, before O'Connor, A.C.J.O., MacPherson and Juriansz, JJ.A., of the Ontario Court of Appeal, who released the following appeal book endorsement on September 19, 2007.

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  • Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 12 – 16, 2018)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 22, 2018
    ...Custody Credit, R v Summers, 2014 SCC 26, R v M(L), 2008 SCC 31, R v Codner, 2013 ONCA 138, R v Gamble, 2011 ONCA 308, R v Langlois, 2007 ONCA 642, R v MacFarlane, 2012 ONCA 82, R v Simoes, 2013 ONCA 465, R v Situ, 2010 ONCA 683, R v Wysokinski, [2005] OJ No 2299 (CA), R v Lacasse, 2015 SCC......
  • R. v. Hoshal, 2018 ONCA 914
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • November 15, 2018
    ...Cases relied upon by the respondent include: R. v. Codner, 2013 ONCA 138, 303 O.A.C. 91; R. v. Gamble, 2011 ONCA 308; R. v. Langlois, 2007 ONCA 642, 228 O.A.C. 394; R. v. MacFarlane, 2012 ONCA 82, 288 O.A.C. 114; R. v. Simoes, 2013 ONCA 465; R. v. Situ, 2010 ONCA 683; R. v. Wysokinski, [200......
  • R. v. Codner (F.), (2013) 303 O.A.C. 91 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Ontario Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • March 6, 2013
    ...14]. R. v. Calder Berg (S.L.) (2007), 243 B.C.A.C. 179; 401 W.A.C. 179; 221 C.C.C.(3d) 449 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21]. R. v. M.L. (2007), 228 O.A.C. 394; 2007 ONCA 642, refd to. [para. R. v. Situ (P.) et al., [2010] O.A.C. Uned. 544; 2010 ONCA 683, refd to. [para. 24]. Counsel: Mark Halfya......
  • R. v. MacFarlane (G.),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • January 23, 2012
    ...R. v. Francis (G.) (2006), 210 O.A.C. 41; 207 C.C.C.(3d) 536 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. Lang-Watt - see R. v. M.L. R. v. M.L. (2007), 228 O.A.C. 394; 2007 ONCA 642, refd to. [para. R. v. Situ (P.) et al., [2010] O.A.C. Uned. 544; 2010 ONCA 683, refd to. [para. 7]. Counsel: Richard Li......
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  • R. v. Hoshal, 2018 ONCA 914
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • November 15, 2018
    ...Cases relied upon by the respondent include: R. v. Codner, 2013 ONCA 138, 303 O.A.C. 91; R. v. Gamble, 2011 ONCA 308; R. v. Langlois, 2007 ONCA 642, 228 O.A.C. 394; R. v. MacFarlane, 2012 ONCA 82, 288 O.A.C. 114; R. v. Simoes, 2013 ONCA 465; R. v. Situ, 2010 ONCA 683; R. v. Wysokinski, [200......
  • R. v. Codner (F.), (2013) 303 O.A.C. 91 (CA)
    • Canada
    • Ontario Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • March 6, 2013
    ...14]. R. v. Calder Berg (S.L.) (2007), 243 B.C.A.C. 179; 401 W.A.C. 179; 221 C.C.C.(3d) 449 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 21]. R. v. M.L. (2007), 228 O.A.C. 394; 2007 ONCA 642, refd to. [para. R. v. Situ (P.) et al., [2010] O.A.C. Uned. 544; 2010 ONCA 683, refd to. [para. 24]. Counsel: Mark Halfya......
  • R. v. MacFarlane (G.),
    • Canada
    • Court of Appeal (Ontario)
    • January 23, 2012
    ...R. v. Francis (G.) (2006), 210 O.A.C. 41; 207 C.C.C.(3d) 536 (C.A.), refd to. [para. 7]. R. v. Lang-Watt - see R. v. M.L. R. v. M.L. (2007), 228 O.A.C. 394; 2007 ONCA 642, refd to. [para. R. v. Situ (P.) et al., [2010] O.A.C. Uned. 544; 2010 ONCA 683, refd to. [para. 7]. Counsel: Richard Li......
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  • Ontario Court Of Appeal Summaries (November 12 – 16, 2018)
    • Canada
    • Mondaq Canada
    • November 22, 2018
    ...Custody Credit, R v Summers, 2014 SCC 26, R v M(L), 2008 SCC 31, R v Codner, 2013 ONCA 138, R v Gamble, 2011 ONCA 308, R v Langlois, 2007 ONCA 642, R v MacFarlane, 2012 ONCA 82, R v Simoes, 2013 ONCA 465, R v Situ, 2010 ONCA 683, R v Wysokinski, [2005] OJ No 2299 (CA), R v Lacasse, 2015 SCC......

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