Joshua Chubbs case set over to Aug. 9

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The lawyer for a Carbonear man ac­cused of prac­tic­ing medicine with­out a li­cense ex­pects to be in a po­si­tion next month to say what di­rec­tion her client’s case will ul­ti­mately take.

Joshua Chubbs, 23, is charged un­der the Med­i­cal Act of New­found­land for en­gag­ing in med­i­cal prac­tice with­out a li­cense from June 1 to Oct. 15, 2016. He’s also ac­cused of ad­ver­tis­ing those ser­vices from Dec. 1-16.

Last Wed­nes­day, de­fence lawyer Rosellen Sul­li­van said she had just re­ceived some in­for­ma­tion re­quested from the Crown, but still needed to re­view it with her client. Judge Bruce Short agreed to set over the case un­til Aug. 9 at 1:30 p.m.

Sul­li­van, who ap­peared by phone, in­di­cated to the court that by then she will likely be in a po­si­tion to ei­ther pro­ceed by speedy dis­po­si­tion or re­quest dates for a trial, de­pend­ing on the con­ver­sa­tion she has with her client be­tween now and then. Chubbs did not ap­pear in court Wed­nes­day.

The spe­cific events that led po­lice to charge Chubbs are not known, though a woman told The Com­pass he of­fered to cir­cum­cise her son. That al­le­ga­tion has not been proven in court.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

Carbonear res­i­dent Joshua Chubbs is ac­cused of prac­tic­ing medicine with­out a li­cense.

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