i heard the defence is looking for a fine while the prosecution is seeking some sort of house arrest (kind of ironic). either way, it is unlikely lafleur will see jail time though i suppose one never knows. hard to imagine an icon like lafleur would ever be sentenced to jail in the province of quebec.
I can dismiss his actions as stupid decisions by a father trying to protect his son. Against the law, yes.
Of course, if you've read his biography Overtime (ebay #400046541918) you'll know Lafleur hasn't been a model citizen over the years, so hopefully no one was looking at him as a societal role model in 2007.
I grew up being a huge Lafleur fan. I remember touring the old Forum in 1989, and being upset at the tour guide slamming Lafleur for "waking up one morning and saying 'I don't want to play for the Canadiens', then waking up four years later and saying 'I want to play again' without thinking of the team who made him a star."
Not sure where I'm going with this... Maybe I just hope he can get through this with some lessons about the importance of tough love and not be subjected to endless media in the process.