• We have a proven record of success.

    Defending criminal and driving charges since 1993.

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Our Successes

The vast majority of our clients’ cases are resolved favourably.

R. vs. B.M. – New Westminster Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.

Issue: Whether there was merit in moving forward with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to Crown counsel that led to Crown concluding there was no substantial likelihood of a conviction. Stay of proceedings. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. D.M. – Burnaby RCMP Investigation

Charges: Sexual Interference; Invitation to Sexual Touching; Assault.

Issue: Whether the evidence would lead to charges being approved.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to guide our client through the police investigation and to ultimately persuade the investigating officer that the evidence of the complaint was not reliable. No criminal charges were approved.

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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm (Reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: After directing our client through a course of self rehabilitation, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge upon our client being placed on a peace bond. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Driving while Prohibited.

Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a valid drivers license. Our client was sentenced to a fine. No driving prohibition.

R. v. P.Z. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charges: Sexual Interference; Invitation to Sexual Touching; Assault.

Issue: Whether the evidence would lead to charges being approved.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to guide our client through the police investigation and to ultimately persuade the investigating officer that the evidence of the complaint was not reliable. No criminal charges were approved.

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

Charges: Invitation to Sexual Touching (x2).

Issues: To what extent the court would consider our client’s remorse and rehabilitation when passing sentence.

Result: Notwithstanding that our client was in a position of trust and the Crown had originally sought a sentence of 12 months jail, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel and the Court that the appropriate sentence was 90 days, to be served on weekends.

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

Charges: Assault.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of conviction in this case.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to Crown counsel which resulted in Crown entering a complete stay of proceedings just prior to the trial date. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.A. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Breach of Release Order.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charges.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed by way of a Peace Bond and to enter a stay of proceedings on the criminal charges. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Personation, Use of Forged Identity Documents, Resist Arrest.

Issue: Whether the search and seizure of the documents was an unlawful Charter breach.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown and the Court that, in all the circumstances, it was in the public interest to grant our client a conditional discharge without any reporting condition.

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

Charges: Assault with a Weapon; Assault Causing Bodily Harm (domestic).

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to convince Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on the eve of the trial date. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.B. – ICBC Fraud Investigation

Charge: Obtaining Documents by Fraud.

Issue: Whether our client was, in fact, misleading ICBC when he submitted particulars to obtain a drivers license.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to clarify the situation on our client’s behalf. No charges were recommended.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether it was appropriate for our client to be granted a conditional discharge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the trial judge to grant our client a conditional discharge rather than the conviction that Crown counsel was seeking. No criminal record.