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Court Docket, April 26-30

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts April 26 to 30, 2021
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Fort St. John

• Kurt Joseph Bressers (born 1989) was fined $2000, given a one-year criminal driving prohibition, and ordered to pay a $600 victim surcharge for driving with a blood-alcohol level over .08, committed in Campbell River in November 2020.

• Sherri Ann Lewis (born 1972) was granted a conditional discharge with one year probation for assault, committed in Fort St. John in May 2019.

• Bernard Norbert Flynn (born 1970) was granted a conditional discharged with 12 months probation on charges of uttering threats to burn, destroy, or damage, and uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm, committed in Fort St. John in November 2020.

• Riley Justin Reg Apsassin (born 1990) was given a 30-day conditional sentence for uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm in Fort St. John in November 2015.

• Steven Dale Brazeau (born 1991) was issued a one-year $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage in Fort St. John in January 2020.

Dawson Creek

• Braidan Josie Meck (born 1993) was sentenced to time served and issued a two-year criminal driving ban for flight from police, and was fined $750 and ordered to pay a $112.50 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited, both committed in Dawson Creek in March 2019. Meck was sentenced to time served and issued a two-year criminal driving ban for charges of dangerous driving and flight from police, and was fined $500 and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited, committed in Dawson Creek in July and August 2019. Meck was fined $250 for breaching a release order in Dawson Creek in June 2020, and sentenced to time served for breaching a release order in Dawson Creek February 2021.

• Michael Elliot Northcott (born 1980) was ordered to pay $459.29 in restitution and a $100 victim surcharge for mischief $5000 or under, committed in Dawson Creek in December 2020.

• Tristan Storm Friesen (born 1995) was issued a six-month $500 recognizance after allegation of causing fear of injury or damage in Dawson Creek in November 2020.

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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