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Our Successes

Assault and Threatening Charges

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

Charge: s.810 Peace Bond Application.
Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to prove that the complainant reasonably had fear of our client.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to point to significant deficiencies in the evidence that allegedly pointed to our client as the party that caused damage to the complainant’s property. He persuaded Crown counsel to withdraw its application. Our client was not subject to any further court imposed conditions.

R. vs. I.L. – Burnaby RCMP Investigation

Charge: Public Mischief.
Issue: Whether or not our client’s actions amounted to committing a criminal offence.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the investigating officer that our client’s actions did not satisfy the Criminal Code provisions for the alleged offence. The officer did not recommend any charges and concluded his file. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.P. and R.B. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Obstruct Police; Resist Arrest.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide Crown counsel with information about our clients and the circumstances of the incident which satisfied Crown that there was no public interest in continuing the prosecution. Complete stays of proceedings. no criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps that Mr. Johnson recommended to our client, whether there remained a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Crown counsel allowed our client into the Alternative Measures Program. Upon completion, Crown entered a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs S.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault; Breach Undertaking (domestic).
Issue: Given the information Mr. Johnson provided to Crown counsel, whether there remained a substantial likelihood of a conviction.
Result: Crown counsel stayed both charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.J. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether the evidence would meet the standard for Crown counsel to approve a criminal charge.
Result: We were able to steer our client through the police investigation which concluded with Mr. Johnson persuading Crown counsel to not approve any charge whatsoever. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Pointing a Firearm; Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to a mandatory minimum 12 month jail sentence.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to not proceed by way of the mandatory minimum and, after making submissions to the Court, the trial judge sentenced our client to a 4 month conditional sentence and 12 months of probation. No jail.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we guided our client through, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Crown to enter a sty of proceedings prior to trial. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault x2.
Issue: Whether this Downtown Entertainment District incident was an assault, a consensual fight or was our client acting in self defence?
Result: At the conclusion of a 4 day trial, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Trial Judge found our client not guilty and aquitted him of both charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (reduced to Peace Bond).
Issue: Whether our client assaulted his spouse and whether she had a genuine fear of him.
Result: On the eve of trial, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceedby way of a Peace Bond. On day 3 of the contested Peace Bond hearing , Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to resolve the matter by allowing our client to enter into the Peace Bond on minimal terms. No finding of assault. No criminal record.

R. vs. A.T.B. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether our client was acting in self defence; whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations, Crown ended the prosecution and entered a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings. No crimianl record.