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Our Successes

Assault and Threatening Charges

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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm (Reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: After directing our client through a course of self rehabilitation, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge upon our client being placed on a peace bond. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Assault.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of conviction in this case.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to Crown counsel which resulted in Crown entering a complete stay of proceedings just prior to the trial date. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.A. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Breach of Release Order.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed by way of a Peace Bond and to enter a stay of proceedings on the criminal charges. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Assault with a Weapon; Assault Causing Bodily Harm (domestic).

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to convince Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on the eve of the trial date. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether it was appropriate for our client to be granted a conditional discharge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the trial judge to grant our client a conditional discharge rather than the conviction that Crown counsel was seeking. No criminal record.

R. vs. O.A. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the lack of clarity in the complainant’s statement, whether it was appropriate for Crown counsel to continue with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the investigating  RCMP officer to not forward any charge to Crown counsel. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Sexual Assault; Assault; Theft Under; Breach of Undertaking.

Issue: Given our client’s circumstances and the circumstances of the allegations, whether it was in the public interest for Crown to proceed with all charges.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed only on the assault charge and to stay proceedings on all other charges. After considering Mr. mines’ submissions, the Court granted our client a conditional discharge and placed him on probation for 12 months. No criminal conviction.