Uttering Threats (Sentencing Cases)

From Criminal Law Notebook
This page was last substantively updated or reviewed January 2014. (Rev. # 79147)

Uttering Threats to Cause Bodily Harm or Death

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v Freake,
2012 NLCA 10 (CanLII), per Welsh and Rowe JJA
NL CA 2 months Offender told social worker that he had a desire to chop up the ex-partner and their child and put them in a suitcase.
R v Carlson,
2011 CanLII 80608 (NLPC), [2012] NJ 443 (PC), per Gorman J
NL PC discharge (JR) offender asked for $300 from father for work done, argument arose, offender threatened to kill father and damage vehicle, he threw his father against kitchen counter, alcohol involved
R v Noor,
2011 BCSC 1629 (CanLII), per Arnold-Bailey J
BC SC discharge granted road rage; uttering threats
R v Rowe,
2006 CanLII 32312 (ON CA), CCC (3d) 254, per Sharpe JA
R v Bytyqi,
2004 CanLII 14964 (ON CA), , 186 OAC 114 (CA), per curiam
R v Stiliadis,
2004 CanLII 18520 (ON CA), per curiam
R v Rowe ,
1995 CanLII 9875 (NL CA), per Steele JA
NL CA 4 months uttering threats while wielding an axe at a person dating offender’s former spouse

Uttering Threats to Damage Property

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v Petravic,
[2001] O.J. No. 2766 (SCJ)(*no CanLII links)
ON SC Suspended Sentence The offender threatened to burn down the constituency office of his member of parliament.
R v Ratmanski,
2016 ONCJ 752 (CanLII), per Band J
ON PC Fine and Probation The offender was drunk on a plane and made threatening comments about bombs.

Uttering Threats to Harm Animals

Case Name Prv. Crt. Sentence Summary
R v White,
2012 CanLII 43292 (NLPC), , [2012] NJ No. 263 (P.C.), per Gorman J
NL PC 2 months (threat)
6 months (global)
threatened to kill cat of ex-girlfriend
R v Lyver,
2011 CanLII 54511 (NLPC), , [2011] NJ No. 320 (P.C.), per Gorman J
NL PC Suspended Sentence threatened to kill neighbour's dog.

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