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Supreme Court Hearings - Her Majesty the Queen v. Tommy Lacasse


Case # 36001

Her Majesty the Queen v. Tommy Lacasse (May 15, 2015)

At issue is whether the court of appeal erred in adopting inflexible range of sentences based on strict categories. The respondent pleaded guilty to two counts of impaired driving causing death. The respondent was sentenced to imprisonment for six years and six months. The respondent was also prohibited from operating any motor vehicle in canada for a period of eleven years. The court of appeal allowed the respondent’s appeal, reducing the sentence to imprisonment for four years. The appeal court also reduced the respondent’s prohibition from operating a motor vehicle to four years after the period of imprisonment.


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