Criminal harasment

In July 2011 a 78 year old man was charged for criminal harasment. His sentence was 18 month probation and a restraining order which restrained him from driving down the vitcim's street or contacting her. <p>&nbsp;&nbsp; In July 2012 he violated his restraining order by driving down the road in which she lives, he was arrested and has to appear in court on August 21. What should we expect for a sentence and what should he do before his court date?</p>

Asked almost 8 years ago in Montreal, Quebec
Categories: Criminal Law

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John P Gustafson

Answer by John P Gustafson

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Sentencing is very difficult to predict.  Breaches of court order can bring sentences ranging from fines all the way up to jail time.  It can depend on the details of the offence, the individual's criminal record (if any), the individual's personal circumstances and character, and many other factors.  The sentencing judge may also make a difference; some are more lenient than others.
He should speak to a lawyer before entering ANY plea, whether it is guilty or not guilty. 

Posted almost 8 years ago

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