The launched Edmonton legal professional Shawn Beaver has diminished his one 12 months sentence to 90 days
“These are accepted daily by the criminal courts: Mr. Beaver’s personal circumstances, his character, current lifestyle, change in behavior, and the impact of imprisonment on his family. In addition, it is too big a ‘leap’ to impose a first-time imprisonment of one year. “
However, the court dismissed Beaver’s appeal on the disregard allegation and dismissed the former attorney’s argument that the restraining order was temporary and expired when his status shifted from ineligibility to ineligibility, so he called the court for his activities not disregarded after the lock.
The court ruled: “The main purpose of the injunction was to prohibit Mr Beaver from exercising his right unlawfully. His change of status did not change or affect his legal authority to practice law. Just as he could not practice attorney practice during his leave of absence, he was bound by these restrictions even after his release.
“The basis for the injunction, the desire to protect the public from such an illicit practice, remained unaffected and existed regardless of his change of status.”
In an attempt to determine an appropriate sentence for Beaver, the appeals court considered similar cases, although not entirely accurate. The cases include a lawyer who for several years “severely violated an injunction” by providing legal assistance while on probation and sentenced to four months’ conditional imprisonment.