• 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. 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. McKenzie – 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.V. – Vancouver Youth Justice 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.

R. vs. F.K. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Dangerous Driving; Obstruct/Resist Arrest (Reduced to MVA charge).

Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove that our client had the necessary element of  intent for a criminal conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on a lesser charge under the Motor Vehicle Act of speeding relative to the road conditions. Our client was sentenced to a driving prohibition. No criminal record.

R. vs. E.Z. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault with a Weapon; Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown that there were flaws in the evidence and that a conviction was highly unlikely. No charges were approved. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Assault; Theft Under $5000.

Issue: Whether our client was acting to defend his spouse when he physically engaged with the complainant.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide further evidence to Crown counsel which persuaded Crown that there was no substantial likelihood of a conviction. Complete stay of proceedings. No criminal record.