R. vs. E.N. - Provincial Court of Quebec
Charge: Cospiracy to Traffic, Trafficking, Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (heroin and cocaine).
Issue: Whether our client intended to agree to bring several grams of heroin and cocaine into a federal penitentary.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide Crown counsel with information about the circumstances of the offence and of our client - essentially that she was manipulated by the co-accused. Mr. Mines persuaded Crown to allow our client to plead guilty to the lesser offence of simple possession and to make a joint submission for a 6 month conditional sentence order. Rather than a minimum 2 year mandatory sentence on the conspiracy charge, our client received no jail time whatsoever.