FASD & the Justice System

S. 684 APPLICATION - R. v. Ellis, 2018 YKCA 4 (Bennett JA)

Section 684 application by offender appealing a dangerous offender designation on basis that she did not understand the consequences of her guilty plea - significant deficits as a result of FASD and substance abuse and incapable of conducting her own appeal - no capability to take necessary steps to advance argument about ineffective assistance of counsel - counsel appointed