Author Topic: YVR shooting  (Read 1411 times)

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Offline wilber

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Re: YVR shooting
« Reply #15 on: May 23, 2021, 01:01:42 pm »
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...a jointly recommended sentence now can only be disregarded by a sentencing judge when the jointly recommended sentence is “so unhinged from the circumstances of the offence and the offender that its acceptance would lead reasonable and informed persons, aware of all the relevant circumstances, including the importance of promoting certainty in resolution discussions, to believe that the proper functioning of the justice system had broken down.”

Which directly contradicts
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that the court is not bound by any agreement between the accused and the prosecutor

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that trial judges are not prevented from imposing exemplary sentences that emphasize deterrence and denunciation in appropriate circumstances.
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