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Our Successes

Assault and Threatening Charges

R. vs. A.O. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (spousal).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge considering the rehabilitative steps our client had taken.
Result: Mr. Johnson persuded Crown to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. P.D. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (Spousal).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: Despite a child being present during the incident, we were able to persuade Crown Counsel to proceed by way of a Peace Bond. Criminal charge dropped. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault; Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.
Result: We were able to direct Crown counsel to important evidence that corroborated that our client was acting in self defence. Stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Extortion.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the nine month jail sentence sought by the Crown  for following through with his threat to publish pornographic images of the complainant to the internet.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge senenced our client to 60 days to be served intermittently on weekends.

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

Charge: Assault with a Weapon; Uttering a Threat (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charges.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown Counsel to stay both charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault; Mischief (x2); participating in a Riot.
Issue: Whether our client would be sententeced to the 6 to 8 month jail sentence sought by the Crown.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel that our client’s role in the Stanley Cup Riot did not include a serious assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court imposed a 75 day intermittent sentence.

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

Charge: Assault with a Weapon; Threatening (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charges.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay both charges. No criminal record.

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.