Reasons for Sentence

Reasons for Sentence

A trial judge is not required to give a detailed explanation of why he or she arrived at one number (say, 3 ½ years custody), as opposed to another (say, 2 or 2 ½ years custody), apart from justifying why the sentence is fit in the circumstances of the case, having regard to all the principles of sentencing: see  R. v. Anang, 2016 ONCA 825.

I take from this that an appellate court will give some deference to the trial judge’s location of a sentence so long as it falls within the appropriate sentencing range.

Stuart O'Connell -
Stuart is Lead Counsel at O’Connell Law Group ( and works in association with the Firm.
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