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Watt’s Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter | Aggravating factor

Watt’s Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter | Aggravating factor

The interprovincial repercussions of heroin trafficking is an aggravating factor to consider when imposing sentence on the related offence



Watt’s Criminal Law and Evidence Newsletter


By: The Honourable Mr. Justice David Watt



R. v. Chukwu, 2015 CarswellSask 864 (Sask. C.A.)

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[CL 8] — Appellate Intervention in Sentence Appeals

Appellate courts afford great deference to sentencing decisions. An error in principle, a failure to consider a relevant factor or the erroneous consideration of an aggravating or mitigating factor will justify appellate intervention, but only where it appears that the error had an impact on the sentence the trial judge imposed: R. v. Chukwu (December 10, 2015), Doc. CACR 2597, 2015 CarswellSask 864 (Sask. C.A.) See, Tremeear’s Annotated Criminal Code, Criminal Code, s. 687, “The Standard of Appellate Review: General Principles”.

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[CL 12] — Interprovincial Consequences as a Sentencing Factor

The interprovincial repercussions of an offence — possession of heroin for the purpose of trafficking — is an aggravating factor on sentence: R. v. Chukwu (December 10, 2015), Doc. CACR 2597, 2015 CarswellSask 864 (Sask. C.A.)

See, Tremeear’s Annotated Criminal Code, Criminal Code, s. 718.2, “General Principles”.

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