R. v. S.G., (1984) 58 A.R. 349 (ProvCt)

Judge:Fitch, P.C.J.
Court:Provincial Court (Alberta)
Case Date:November 28, 1984
Jurisdiction:Alberta
Citations:(1984), 58 A.R. 349 (ProvCt)
 
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R. v. S.G. (1984), 58 A.R. 349 (ProvCt)

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R. v. S.G.

(No. Y23275)

Indexed As: R. v. S.G.

Alberta Provincial Court

Youth Division

Fitch, P.C.J.

November 28, 1984.

Summary:

A young person was brought before the court pursuant to an information under s. 33 of the Young Offenders Act for an alleged breach of probation. The young person appeared without counsel and the evidence indicated that there would be a delay in obtaining legal aid. Pursuant to s. 11(4)(b) of the Act, the Alberta Provincial Court directed that the young person be represented by counsel and reappear two days later. The court held that the direction was necessary so as not to deny the young person's right to retain and instruct counsel without delay under s. 11(1) of the Act.

Criminal Law - Topic 8714

Young offenders - Right to counsel - Young Offenders Act, S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 110, s. 11(1) - A young person was brought before the court pursuant to an information under s. 33 of the Young Offenders Act for an alleged breach of probation - The young person appeared without counsel and the evidence indicated that there would be a delay in obtaining legal aid - Pursuant to s. 11(4)(b) of the Act, the Alberta Provincial Court directed that the young person be represented by counsel and reappear two days later - The court held that the direction was necessary so as not to deny the young person's right to retain and instruct counsel without delay under s. 11(1) of the Act.

Statutes Noticed:

Young Offenders Act, S.C. 1980-81-82-83, c. 110, sect. 11(1), sect. 11(4) [para. 5].

Counsel:

V. Russell, for the Crown;

L. Cook (duty counsel), for the young person.

This case was heard on November 28, 1984, before Fitch, P.C.J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, Youth Division, who delivered the following judgment on November 28, 1984.

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