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769 Where a surety for a person has rendered him into custody and that person has been committed to prison, the provisions of Parts XVI, XXI and XXVII relating to judicial interim release apply, with such modifications as the circumstances require, in respect of him and he shall forthwith be taken before a justice or judge as an accused charged with an offence or as an appellant, as the case may be, for the purposes of those provisions.

trafficking-opiates-sentence-reducedA habitual offender convicted of trafficking opiates would typically expect to receive a penitentiary sentence. In this case, the offender had a massive criminal record. Despite this, and over the Crown's vehement objections, Mr. Lewandowski secured a provincial sentence - 18 months - to be served at a treatment facility.
charges-reducedMany offences under the Criminal Code of Canada have "lesser and included offences." A classic example of this is the offence of sexual assault, which has as a "lesser and included offence", a charge of assault simpliciter. The difference between a conviction on a sexual assault, and a simple assault can be immense, particularly on sentence. In this case, Mr. Lewandowski was able to have a charge reduced at the preliminary inquiry stage, sparing the client from having to register as a sex offender.
useful-addressesA list of useful criminal law related addresses in Smith Falls, Ontario

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