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R v. McNeill, 2007 BCSC 773

In Fish Cases, Forfeiture, Offences on (Updated )

This is a sentencing case involving the poaching of a large number of abalone. In ruling that forfeiture of a boat, truck and other equipment should be considered part of the overall sentence (so as to reduce the fine or other sanctions that might otherwise be imposed), the court distinguished R v. Sandover-Sly 2002 BCCA 56 as a case where …

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