• 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. 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. M.P. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Theft Over $5000 (from employer).
Issue: Whether there was credible evidence that our client stole $15,000 from her employer.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investigation which concluded with no criminal charge being forwarded. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.A. – Coquitlam RCMP Investigation

Charge: Possession of Controlled Drugs.
Issue: Whether the police could establish that the substance was a controlled “diet” drug.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investgation without any charge being recommended.

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.P. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Trafficking (marijuana).
Issue: Whether police conducted a lawful search.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade crown that the police conduct amounted to enratapment. No charge approved.

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. C.C. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (marijuana).
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the jail sentence that was sought by the Crown.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the judge granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

R. vs. P.L. – PortCoquitlam Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Over $5000 (x14).
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client would be sentenced to the 24 – 30 month jail sentence soght by the Crown in this large scale ($270,000) employee fraud case.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court granted his client a 2 year conditional sentence. No jail.

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

Charge: Sex Assault.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge, given that our client mistook social cues and touched the complainant’s breast without her consent.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to not approve any charge upon our client successfully completing Alternative Measures. No criminal record.

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.