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Court Docket, Sept. 13 to 17

From Fort St. John and Dawson Creek provincial courts Sept. 13 to 17, 2021
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Fort St. John

• Christopher James Hugh Cunningham (born 1982) was fined $2000, given a one-year criminal driving prohibition, and ordered to pay a $600 victim surcharge for impaired driving over the legal blood alcohol concentration limit, committed in Fort St. John in April 2020.

• Levi Grant Howard (born 1989) was sentenced to time served with one year probation for assault committed in Fort St. John in August 2021. Howard was sentenced to time served with one year probation for uttering threats in Fort St. John in August 2021, and sentenced to time served with one year probation on a second charge of uttering threats in Fort St. John in August 2021.

• Jaimie Alexandra Nolan (born 1993) was granted a conditional discharge with 12 months probation for possession of stolen property over $5000, committed in Fort St. John in August 2018.

Dawson Creek

• Lorne Guy Seitz (born 1965) was given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation and fined $600 for fraud, and given a suspended sentence with 12 months probation for causing a person to use a forged document, both committed in Dawson Creek in May 2020.

• Taeler Page Davis (born 2000) was granted a conditional discharge with 12 months probation for assault causing bodily harm, committed in Chetwynd in May 2020.

• Robert Joseph Tolway (born 1990) was fined $2000 and given a one year criminal driving prohibition for impaired driving over the legal blood drug concentration limit in Dawson Creek in December 2019.

• Aaron Erick Nelson (born 1975) was fined $1500 and ordered to pay a $225 victim surcharge for driving without due care and attention in Chetwynd in June 2020.

• Steven Ronald Armstrong (born 1982) was fined $500, ordered to pay $215 in restitution, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for mischief, committed in Chetwynd in October 2020.

• Jordan Kai Massee (born 1991) was fined $500, given a one-year driving prohibition under the Motor Vehicle Act, and ordered to pay a $75 victim surcharge for driving while prohibited in Chetwynd in March 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.