Breach of Undertaking, Recognizance, or Probation, Failing to Attend (Sentencing Cases)

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Breach of Undertaking, Recognizance, or Probation

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v McDonald,
2017 ONSC 2631 (CanLII), per Conlan J
33 days jail The offender was convicted at trial of breaching probation x 2 for contacting the victim of a previous harassment charge and failing to keep the peace. In 2014, he received 90 days for breaching probation. The judge also ordered probation. On appeal the reviewing judge called the 33 day sentence "kind".
R v Murphy,
2011 NLCA 16 (CanLII) [2011] N.J. No. 43 (C.A.), per Welsh JA
1 to 3 mo for breaches
R v Power,
[2010] N.J. No. 331 (P.C.), 2010 CanLII 62214 (NL PC), per Pike J
R v Oxford,
[2010] N.J. No. 232 (C.A.), 2010 NLCA 45 (CanLII), per curiam
1 mo starting point
R v Lavers,
[2010] N.J. No. 390 (C.A.), 2010 NLCA 73 (CanLII), per Welsh JA
3 months
R v Cagnotti,
2008 ONCJ 696 affd 2009 ONCA 210 (CanLII), per curiam
18 months Offender sentenced for 3 counts breach probation and one count breach court order for contacting women online. He had a long record of offences of violence and dishonesty.
R v Suarak
(2006), 262 Nfld. & P.E.I.R. 230 (N.L.S.C.), 2006 NLTD 71 (CanLII), per Fowler J
1 year breach of 810 order; also sentenced on assault causing bodily harm, break and enter (received 9 years global)
R v SG,
2006 NLTD 144 (CanLII), per Handrigan J
fine and probation breach of youth probation as well as assault and mischief.
R v Bennet,
2004 CanLII 21438 (NL PC), per Gorman J
60 days jail consent contact
R v JRB,
[2004] N.J. No. 39 (P.C.)(*no CanLII links)
60 days jail two failures to report to the police as required by the undertaking
R v Spellacy
1995 CanLII 9898 (NL CA), per O'Neill JA
60 days jail also convicted of mischief
R v Szostak
(2005), 204 O.A.C. 234, [2005] OJ No 4901 (ONCA), 2005 CanLII 42471 (ON CA), per curiam
14 months Offender sentenced for breach of probation for contacting ex-spouse. This was 7th conviction contact. He also had a long history of violent offences against ex-spouse


Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Young,
2014 NSCA 16 (CanLII), per Bryson JA
6 months + Pr breaches for yelling at victim of domestic violence while in court. Overturned sentence of 12 months.
R v Lewis,
2012 NLCA 11 (CanLII), per Wells CJ
R v Zimmerman,
2011 ABCA 276 (CanLII), per curiam
40 months (global) Breach of 810.2 recognizance x 6, also charged with fraud and breach of SOIRA Order. Found leaving jurisdiction under a false name with stolen money and weapons.
R v Muyser,
2009 ABCA 116 (CanLII), per Fraser CJ
R v D(WC),
2007 BCSC 1912 (CanLII), per Fisher J
12 months (recognizance)
12 months (harassment)
2 years less a day(sex asslt)
2 years less a day(force confine)
R v Clayton,
[2001] NSJ No. 438, 2001 CanLII 25698 (NS SC), per Coughlan J
4 months breach of recog including keep the peace. Offender had lengthy criminal record over 20 years.
R v Wuckert,
2000 MBCA 5 (CanLII), per Kroft JA
6 years (global) offender guilty of fraud x 33, conspiracy, breach x 2.
R v Warren,
1999 CanLII 2205 (ON C.A.), per curiam
12 months for 4 counts out on sexual assault; long record
R v Watson
1991 ABCA 245 (CanLII), per Stratton JA
1 month concurrent domestic assault; contact breach
R v Fitzgerald,
1990 CanLII 6481 (NL CA), per Marshall JA
absolute discharge The accused communicated with a prohibited party at a funeral. The prohibited party initiated the communication, it was in earshot of a guard, and it had no "sinister" intent. Overturned a 3 month jail sentence.


Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Jorgensen,
2007 BCPC 206 (CanLII), per Jardine J
20 days after 8 days credit

Dangerous Offender or Long-term Supervision Orders

Failure to Appear or Attend

Case Name Sentence Summary
R v EW, 2016 SKQB 226 (CanLII), per Barrington-Foote J 15 months [per Barrington-Foote SCJ]
Failure to attend for Identification
Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Cox,
[2009] N.J. No. 333 (P.C.), 2009 CanLII 67623 (NL PC), per Porter J
R v Williams,
[2007] N.J. No. 97, 2007 CanLII 6840 (NL PC), per Gorman J
R v Sheppard,
[2006] N.J. No. 116 (P.C.), 2006 CanLII 12274 (NL PC), per Porter J
3 months (each) failed to attend court 4 times, also convicted of other offences for a total of 19 months
R v Gale,
[2006] N.J. No. 87 (P.C.), 2006 CanLII 9033 (NL PC), per Gorman J
R v Giovannini,
[2005] N.J. No. 94 (P.C.), 2005 CanLII 7872 (NL PC), per Porter J
60 days also charged with refusal and fail to report
R v Banks,
2005 ABCA 55 (CanLII), per Hunt JA
6 months Offender charged in relation to a sophisticated chop shop. Fled in stolen car before sentencing.
R v JEM,
[2004] N.J. No. 117 (P.C.)(*no CanLII links)
1 month failed to attend court, also charged with many other offences
R v RJS,
1994 Alta. Prov. Ct.(*no CanLII links)
1 day consecutive
R v Dupont
1990 YT Terr. Ct.(*no CanLII links)
$150 fine
Case Name Sentence Summary
R v Giovanninni,
[2005] N.J. No. 94 (P.C.)(*no CanLII links)
60 days
R v O'Keefe,
[2006] N.J. No. 290 (P.C.), 2006 CanLII 35180 (NL PC), per Gorman J
discharge also charged with mischief, no record
R v Pardy,
[2009] N.J. No. 321 (P.C.), 2009 CanLII 64767 (NL PC), per Gorman J
1 month
R v Whiteway,
[2010] N.J. No. 141 (P.C.), 2010 CanLII 18817 (NL PC), per Gorman J
Suspended Sentence