FASD & the Justice System

R. v. J.H.B., 2012 ABQB 250 (Lee J.) - Bail

Bail review for 28 yo accused charged with 2x armed robbery – resolution of some earlier charges, accused with several serious problems regarding medical condition and personal safety while in remand – developmental disabilities including FAS and mood/anxiety disorders– protective custody, and 23 of 24 hours in cell – employment prospects – ‘horrendous’ criminal record, mostly property offences, process offences – potential Charter right violations with custodial status – release under house arrest, except work.