Lyle Howe should serve federal time, Crown argues
Prominent Halifax lawyer found guilty of sex assault in May
Suspended Halifax lawyer Lyle Howe was back in court Tuesday to learn when he will be sentenced for sexually assaulting a woman.
The Crown asked the court to give him federal time, which would amount to between two and ten years. Howe will be sentenced July 30.
Howe, a prominent Halifax defence lawyer, was convicted May 31 of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.
The charges were laid after an incident on March 20, 2011, involving a 19-year-old woman. She accused Howe of drugging and sexually assaulting her.
Howe was found not guilty of administering a stupefying drug.
Howe has also been suspended from practising law.