R. vs. P.G. - Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Assault x2; Uttering Threats x2.
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken on his own initiative, whether it was necessary for him to be sentenced to a jail term.
Result: Notwithstanding that police had recommended that this matter be treated as a "hate crime", Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to make a joint submission to the Court for a 90 day conditional sentence order with probation to follow. No jail.