FASD & the Justice System

R. v. McLean, 2014 BCSC 1293 (Romilly J.)

Sentencing of Aboriginal accused with suspected FASD for sexual assault – evidence from mother that she regularly drank alcohol and used drugs when pregnant – probation officer noted unclear if he was capable of living independently – no diagnosis, just a suspicion from mother does not meet threshold necessary to consider FASD a mitigating factor