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Our Successes

Driving Charges

J.L. vs. Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

Charge: Review of Driving Prohibition.
Issue: Whether it was reasonable for our client to be prohibited for 5 months.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to  persuade the adjudicator to reduce the driving prohibition to 3 months.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether the police stopped and detained our client arbitrarily, contrary to his Charter rights.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to proceed on the lesser offence of Failing to Produce a License. Rather than a minimum mandatory one year driving prohibition, our client recieved a fine. No further driving prohibition.

R. vs. T.X. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove our client had knowledge of his driving prohibition. 
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown that their case was weak. Complete stay of proceedings prior to trial. No record. No driving prohibition.

O.B. vs. Superintendent of Motor Vehicles

Charge: Review of Driving Prohibition.
Issue: Whether it was reasonable for the Superintendent to issue our client a four month driving prohibition.
Result: We were able to persuade the Superintendent to reduce the prohibition from four months to one month.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the mandatory 12 month minimum driving prohibition.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a valid licence. Three month prohibition imposed.

R. vs. D.A. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the mandatory minimm 12 month driving prohibition.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a valid licence. Five month driving prohibition imposed (concurrent with an existing prohibition).

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

Charge: Impaired Driving.
Issue: Whether, given the circumstances of the offence and rehabilitative steps our client had taken, it was in the public interest to proceed with the
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on a lesser charge under the Motor Vehicle Act. No criminal record. No driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether the police breached our client’s rights to be free from an unlawful detention.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser charge of Failing to produce a Driver’s licence. No driving prohibition.

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

Charges: Impaired Driving; Over .08.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to continue with the criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to proceed on a lesser charge under the Motor Vehicle Act. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown tp proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a licence and to aggree to a 6 month  driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Impaired Driving; Over .08.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: After our client completed rehabilitative steps on her own, we were able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings on the criminal charge and to proceed on a lesser Motor Vehicle Act charge. No criminal record.

R. vs. Y.T. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge which carries a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition..
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of Driving without a Licence. No driving prohibition.