R. v. W., (1983) 48 A.R. 161 (ProvCt)

Judge:McMeekin, Prov. Ct. J.
Court:Provincial Court (Alberta)
Case Date:August 31, 1983
Jurisdiction:Alberta
Citations:(1983), 48 A.R. 161 (ProvCt)
 
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R. v. W. (1983), 48 A.R. 161 (ProvCt)

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R. v. W.

(No. C0140132090)

Indexed As: R. v. W.

Alberta Provincial Court

McMeekin, Prov. Ct. J.

August 31, 1983.

Summary:

A 16 year old accused pleaded guilty to three counts of wilfully causing a fire contrary to s. 392(1)(a) of the Criminal Code. The Alberta Provincial Court suspended sentence for two years, during which time the accused was put on probation.

Criminal Law - Topic 5867

Sentence - Arson - A 16 year old accused pleaded guilty to three counts of wilfully causing a fire contrary to s. 392(1)(a) of the Criminal Code - The accused was intelligent and had no previous convictions, but had a problem accepting the consequences of his actions - The Alberta Provincial Court held that a discharge was not in the public interest, and suspended sentence for two years, during which time the accused was put on probation.

Counsel:

G.J. Belecki, for the Crown;

J.E. Davison, for the accused.

This case was heard at Calgary, Alberta, before McMeekan, Prov. Ct. J., of the Alberta Provincial Court, who delivered the following judgment August 31, 1983:

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