FASD & the Justice System

R. v. CPF/R. v. Ford, 2006 NLCA 70

Crown appeal of acquittal of FAS-affected accused on an aggravated assault charge – FAS relevant to existence of specific intent, but aggravated sexual assault mischaracterized as specific intent offence – appeal allowed. Crown did not challenge acquittal on attempted murder charge, which is legitimately a specific intent offence.