R. v. Crazyboy (S.E.) 2012 ABCA 228
Criminal Law - Procedure - Judgments and reasons for judgment - Reasons for judgment - Sufficiency of
The accused was charged with assaulting his common-law partner. While in custody awaiting trial, he tried to persuade her to have the charge dropped or, failing that, to refuse to attend court. He was charged with disobeying a no-contact court order and attempting to obstruct justice. Following trial, he was convicted of those charges. After receiving credit for time spent in pre-disposition custody, he was sentenced to an additional day in jail. The Crown appealed that sentence.
The Alberta Court of Appeal allowed the appeal. The circumstances called for a significant period of incarceration. The court sentenced the accused to nine months in prison for his attempt to obstruct justice, and three months consecutive for disobeying a court order. The accused was credited 145 days spent in pre-disposition custody, leaving seven months to be served.