• False Creek at night

Our Successes

Drug Charges

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

Charge: Possession for the Purpose of trafficking (Marijuana).
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that Mr. Mines’ client had knowledge of the bulk marijuana in the trunk of the vehicle he was driving.
Result: Not Guilty. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge agreed that there was no evidence on which a conviction could be based. Charge dismissed. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Trafficking (Marijuana).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for the court to grant a conditional discharge in a trafficking case.
Result: The trial judge accepted Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s submission that, in the circumstances, it was appropriate to grant a conditional discharge without probation. No conviction.

R. vs. D.P. – Squamish RCMP Investigation

Charges: Possesstion for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana, MDMA, LSD).
Issue: Whether police conducted a lawful search of Mr. Mines client’s vehicle.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer his client through the investigation which resulted in police deciding not to recommend that any charges be approved.

R. vs. A.M. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charges: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine & Marijuana).
Issue: Whether the police conducted a lawful arrest and search of the vehicle in this “dial-a-dope” case.
Result: On the second day of trial, Mr. Mines made successful application to have the drug evidence (worth approximately $15,000) excluded on the basis that the search was unlawful. All charges dismissed. No criminal record.