• We have a proven record of success.

    Defending criminal and driving charges since 1993.

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Our Successes

The vast majority of our clients’ cases are resolved favourably.

R. v. A.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to guide our client through a course of rehabilitative steps and was then able to persuade Crown counsel to direct a stay of proceedings. no criminal record.

R. vs. M. P. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault Police Officer, Obstruct Police Officer.

Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, the police lawfully arrested our client.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel that the arrest was unlawful and that, therefore, our client was able to resist the arrest. Stay of Proceedings prior to trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.H. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson made representations to the investigating officers which ultimately persuaded police to not forward any charges to Crown counsel. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.Y. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Domestic Assault (x2).

Issue: Given the extensive rehabilitative steps our client took, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charges.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on both charges. Our client was able to reconcile with his family. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.R. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Mischief Under $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, given the excessive force used in arresting our client.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided information to Crown on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.T. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Resist /Obstruct Police.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided Crown with additional information regarding the alleged facts of the assault complaint and the excessive force used by police in arresting our client.  Ultimately Mr. Johnson persuaded Crown counsel to stay the proceedings on both charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for our client to receive a conviction on this charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to direct our client through a course of counselling and to persuade the Court to grant our client a conditional discharge. No conviction.

R. vs. T.A. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Commit Indecent Act.

Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Crown to proceed with the charge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to present information on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown counsel that there was no longer any public interest in proceeding with this matter. Stay of proceedings. Warrant cancelled. No criminal record.

R. vs. H.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid licence. Rather than a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a $300 fine and a 3 month prohibition.

R. vs. L.W. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Criminal Harassment (reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown to prosecute our client on the criminal harassment charge;

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a s. 810 Peace Bond for 12 months. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.M. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Sexual Assault.

Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to meet the Crown’s charge approval standard.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to steer our client through the investigation and was able to provide information to police and Crown which culminated in Crown counsel’s decision to not approve any charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. P.H.S. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown to proceed with the charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to allow our client to plead to s. 24(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act. Rather than the mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a $300 fine and a two month driving prohibition.