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Court Docket, May 10 to 14

From Dawson Creek and FSJ provincial courts May 10 to 14, 2021
Dawson Creek Law Courts shot 2 - March 3
Dawson Creek and Peace court sentences.

Dawson Creek

• Michael Linton (born 1984) was sentenced to 63 days jail for possession of stolen property over $5000, sentenced to time served and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for breaching a release order, and sentenced to time served and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for breaching a release order, all committed in Pouce Coupe in August 2020. Linton was sentenced to time served and ordered to pay a $100 victim surcharge for wilfully resisting or obstructing a peace officer in Dawson Creek in June 2020.

• Duncan Allen Morton (born 1988) was fined $1600, issued a one-year criminal driving ban, and ordered to pay a $240 victim surcharge for impaired driving in Dawson Creek in July 2020.

• Bryce Montgomery Petrick (born 1986) was issued a one-year $2000 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage in Dawson Creek in June 2019.

• Jason Kelly Franzen (born 1971) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage in Dawson Creek in August 2020.

Fort St. John

• Garrett Allen Cazes (born 1982) was given a six-month conditional sentence with one year probation, and ordered to pay a $200 victim surcharge for possession of stolen property under $5000, committed in Chetwynd in December 2019. Cazes was given a six-month conditional sentence with one year probation, and ordered to submit a DNA sample for possession of stolen property over $5000, committed in Fort St. John in September 2019. Cazes was given a six-month conditional sentence with one year probation for possession of stolen property over $5000, committed in Prince George in November 2019.

• Derek Earl Nichol (born 1975) was fined $1500, issued a one-year criminal driving prohibition, and ordered to pay a $450 victim surcharge for impaired driving in Cecil Lake in May 2020.

• Philip Clayton Testawitch (born 1988) was sentenced to time served for theft $5000 or under, committed in Fort St. John in December 2020. Testawitch was sentenced to time served for breaching probation in Fort St. John in March 2021.

• Terri Lynn Wolfe (born 1978) was sentenced to time served for theft and assault, both committed in Fort St. John in September 2020. Wolfe was sentenced to time served for theft $5000 or under committed in Fort St. John in April 2021.

• Dean Richard Christison (born 1987) was given a six-month conditional sentence for possession of a controlled substance and possessing a firearm without a licence or registration, in Fort St. John in August 2018.

• Stefan Balcom (born 1978) was fined $500, given one year probation, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving without due care and attention in Fort St. John in July 2019.

• Tyrel Shane Lecuyer (born 1984) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage in Fort St. John in February 2019.

 

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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