While all criminal charges could have an impact on a person's life, there are some that could potentially have such a massive impact that it is critical for the accused to select an extremely experienced and effective lawyer. These charges include:
- Aggravated assault
- Attempted murder
These are the most serious offences. A conviction will result in a jail sentence, possibly for life. With more than 20 years of experience defending against homicide and other serious criminal charges in the Lower Mainland and throughout British Columbia, Mines & Company has the ability pursue the best possible results in the worst possible cases. We will explore all lines of defence, including Charter challenges to search warrants, client's police statements, DNA and fingerprint evidence. In appropriate cases we will advance expert psychiatric evidence in order to pursue a verdict of Not Guilty on account of a Mental Disorder.
In one of our recent successes (R. v. D.D. et al in Vancouver Supreme Court), our client was accused of kidnapping and assault with a weapon. At issue was whether the Crown could prove our client's identity and intentions. After an 11-day trial, we won a not guilty verdict for our client. No jail time. No criminal record.
Case Preparation and Legal Research
When we take homicide and other serious cases, we must truly commit ourselves in order to succeed. This means thorough and careful case preparation and legal research. It means working in trust and confidence with our client through all stages of the process.
Start With a Free Initial Consultation
To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our Vancouver lawyers, call 604-688-1460 or contact us via e-mail.