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Court Docket: June 13 to 17

From Dawson Creek and Fort St. John provincial courts June 13 to 17, 2022
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• Michael Henry Edward Kelly (born 1962) was fined $1000, given a one-year criminal driving prohibition, and ordered to pay a $300 victim surcharge for impaired driving over the 80-point blood alcohol concentration limit in Fort St. John in November 2021.

• Joseph Frank Janssen (born 1996) was given a suspended sentence with two years probation for assaulting peace officer in Fort St. John in January 2020.

• Denni Charles Mortensen (born 1985) was given a 210 day conditional sentence with one year probation and a five year firearms prohibition for uttering threats, careless use or storage of a firearm, and and possessing a firearm without a licence or registration in Tumbler Ridge in January 2022.

• Dylan Hendrik Seppala (born 2003) was issued a six month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to person or property in Fort St. John in January 2022.

• Valeriy Amirov (born 1983) was issued a one year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to person or property in Fort St. John in March 2022.

• Amanda Marie Goodfellow (born 1984) was issued a six month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage to person or property in Fort St. John in January 2022.

• John William Junior Ominayak (born 1983) was sentenced to one day time served for breaching release orders in Dawson Creek in August 2021.

• John Robert Beattie (born 1970) was sentenced to time served for breaching probation in Fort St. John in October 2021.

Notes on sentencing

Suspended sentence: The judge convicts the accused but suspends sentencing, and instead releases them on conditions set out in a probation order.

Conditional sentence: The judge gives the accused a jail term, but allows them to serve it in the community as long as they follow certain conditions. Often called house arrest.

Conditional discharge: Means the accused’s record won’t show a conviction if they meet conditions the judge sets out in a probation order.

Recognizance after allegation: An agreement to keep the peace and be of good behaviour when the court finds there are reasonable grounds that a person will commit an offence. 


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