R. v. S.
Mr. S. had a lengthy record for crimes of dishonesty including Frauds and Thefts. As a result of his criminal record for breaches of court orders, and the fact that he did not have anyone to supervise him if he was released from custody, Mr. S remained in custody pending the resolution or trial of his charges.
Diversion is an alternative to prosecution that is typically offered to accused’s persons who do not have a criminal record. The programs often involve some sort of community service, making a charitable donation or counselling. Due to the requirements of the program, it is very rare that someone who is in custody is able to complete a diversion program.
Despite this, Ms. Bristow was able to negotiate an informal diversion program for Mr. S whereby he complete some upfront work in custody to have his charges withdrawn. This was exceptional not only because Mr. S was in custody, but because he already had amassed quite a few convictions on his record. After Ms. Bristow’s negotiations and his completion of the diversion program, Mr. S did not add another conviction to that list.
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