R v. E.B. Human Trafficking & False Statement to CBSA (Surrey Provincial Court)

Decision: Conditional Discharge

The Accused was charged with Human Trafficking with and knowingly providing a false statement to a Canada Border Services Agent. Counsel negotiated a plead to knowingly

Providing a false statement to a Canada Border Services and agent in exchange for a Stay of Proceedings on the Human Trafficking Charge. Counsel ordered a pre-sentence report and gathered significant details on the accused history. In a contested sentencing, where the Crown was seeking a substantial fine, community work service, and a suspended sentence defense counsel was successful in obtaining a Conditional Discharge.

The Accused avoided having a criminal record.

From our knowledge there are no reported decisions where a conditional discharge has resulted from a guilty plea to this charge previously.