• 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. vs. B.S. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charge: Uttering Threats.

Issue: Whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the proposed charge.

Result: After Mr. Johnson made  representations to the investing officer, police advised that no charges would be forwarded to Crown counsel. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, which carries a one year mandatory minimum driving prohibition upon conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a valid drivers license. The court agreed with Mr. Mines’ submissions and imposed a fine but did not impose any driving prohibition.

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

Charges: Driving While Prohibited.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to allow our client to plead to the lesser offence of driving without a valid driver’s license. Rather than face a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a fine. No driving prohibition.

R. vs. J.C. – Quesnel Provincial Court

Charges: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution given the rehabilitative steps we guided our client through.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a Peace Bond. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.C. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Theft/Fraud Over $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution in this $400,000 fraud/theft from employer case.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to reach a civil settlement with the complainant and was able to persuade police to not forward any criminal charges. No criminal conviction; no jail.

R. vs. K.C. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Under $5000; Possession of Stolen Property (from Employer).

Issue: Given our client’s circumstances and the circumstances of the offence, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to refer our client to Restorative Justice and the Alternative Measures Program and to stay the criminal charges upon completion. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal [prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the assault charge and to make a joint submission for a Peace Bond. No criminal record.

R. vs. H. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Assault.

Issue: Whether the Crown was able to provide the additional disclosure that Mr. Johnson demanded before proceeding to trial.

Result: In the face of Mr. Johnson’s application, Crown counsel elected to enter a complete stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.K. and H.B. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charges: Assault (x2).

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide additional information to police and Crown which resulted in Crown deciding to not approve any criminal charges.

R. vs. M.M. – Courtenay Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Assault (police investigation).

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

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade police that it was in the parties’ best interest and not contrary to the public interest to resolve this matter through Restorative Justice. No charges were approved. no criminal record.

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

Charges: Fraud Under $5000 (police investigation).

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to assist our client to make civil restitution and to persuade police to not recommend any criminal charges. No charge was approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.P – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Breach of Undertaking (domestic).

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay all of the criminal charges and to allow our client to enter into a peace bond. No jail. No criminal record.