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Our Successes

Assault and Threatening Charges

R. vs. T.I. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the criminal charge.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to not approve any charge upon our client completing Alternative Measures. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Aggravated Assault (reduced to Assault Causing Bodily Harm).
Issue: Whether the injury was serious enough to constitute the charged offence; whether the trial judge would follow the Crown’s sentencing submissions.
Result: Rather than the 18 month jail sentence the Crown had originally sought, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Court to sentence our client to 45 days in custody.

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

Charge: Assault with a Weapon; Possessing a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose.
Issue: Whether, given our client’s explanation of his actions, there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able provide the Crown with information that led Crown to stay both chrges prior to trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.M. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Uttering a Threat.
Issue: Whether, given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, was it in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown Counsel stay the charge upon our client entering into a Peace Bond.

R. vs. S.K. et al – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault x3.
Issue: Given various conflicting accounts of the incident, whether there was a substantial likelihood of criminal convictions.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to stay all charges upon our clients entering into Peace Bonds. No criminal records.

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

Charge: Assault (Domestic).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: Based on the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, we were able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings prior to the trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. G.S. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Uttering a Threat.
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to enter a stay of proceedings prior to the trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. A.O. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interst to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to enter a complete stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken and given the support of the complainant, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown Counsel to enter a stay of proceedings prior to the trial commencing. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: Despite the seriousness of the asault, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a Peace Bond. No criminal record.