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Tom Rees | Criminal Defence Lawyer Winnipeg

Michael Sona No Longer Appealing Robo-Calls Conviction


Stephen Maher of the National Post is reporting that Michael Sona is abandoning his conviction appeal and instead focussing on his sentence appeal only.

“We’ve decided only to pursue the sentence appeal, and will argue that the sentence is unnecessarily harsh,” he said in an email.

Click here to read the article


In August of 2014, Michael Sona was convicted of preventing or endeavouring to prevent an elector from voting at the federal election held on May 2, 2011. He was sentenced in October, 2014 to nine months of custody.


Click here to read the Court’s reasons for convicting Michael Sona

Click here to read Michael Sona’s sentencing case


He appealed his conviction and sentence and applied for bail pending his appeal. Mr. Sona was granted bail pending his appeal in November of 2014.


Click here to read Tom Rees & Company’s article about Michael Sona being released on bail pending his appeal

Click here to read the Judge’s reasons for releasing Mr. Sona


Michael Sona has now abandoned his conviction appeal, but will still appeal on the basis that the sentence is too harsh given his circumstances.