SELECTED CASE LAW
In 2000 BCCA 411, Mr. P was convicted of two counts of harassing phone calls. He had a disagreement with the Superintendent of motor vehicles regarding his driver’s licence. Mr. P contacted the department, when he was unable to reach the person he wanted to talk to, he became upset and began calling repeatedly, using unacceptable and profane language. He was sentenced to a conditional discharge, 18 months’ probation and was ordered not to contact certain people at the department and the Premier’s office.
Mr. P’s appeal was dismissed. He sought funding from Legal Aid for an application for leave to appeal, but his application was denied. He applied for a court order for the appointment of counsel but the application was dismissed.
Criminal Offence(s): Harassing Communications