• 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. G.L. – RCMP Investigation

Charges: Importing Child Pornography.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client had knowledge of the material found by customs officers on a computer hard drive that he brought into Canada.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer his client through the investigation with no charge being recommended by police.

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.

R. vs. L.W. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charges: Robbery; Unlawful Confinement; Extortion; Theft.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara persuaded Crown to enter a complete Stay of Proceedings on all charges prior to the preliminary inquiry commencing. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.B. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether the complainant had consented to the sexual act.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer his client through the police investigation which concluded with no criminal charge being recommended to Crown Counsel.

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

Charge: Robbery with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether, given Mr. Mines’ client’s mental health issues, it was appropriate to proceed with the robbery prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser related charge of common assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted a Conditional Discharge that focussed on rehabilitation. No jail.

R. vs. B.B. – Vancouver Police

Charge: Sex Assault; Sexual Interference
Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove the identity of the perpetrator of a sexual assault.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara was able to guide his client through the police investigation which, in the result, ended with Crown Counsel concluding the file with no charges being approved. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether it was reasonable for Mr. Mines’ client to have believed that the complainant had consented to the sexual act.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations on behalf of his client, the Crown agreed to proceed by way of a Peace Bond and to stay the criminal charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Interference (x3).
Issue: Whether, given the historical nature of the offence and the circumstances of Mr. Mines’ client, it was necessary for the Crown and court to consider a jail sentence.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge granted Mr. Mines’ client a suspended sentence and placed him on probation for 15 months. Crown Counsel stayed two of the charges.

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

Charge: Aggravated Assault.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client was suffering from a mental disorder at the time she stabbed her brother causing life threatening injuries.
Result: Mr. Mines and Crown Counsel presented expert psychiatric opinion evidence which was accepted by the court. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge found that his client was Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, it was appropriate to release Mr. Mines’ client from custody.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the Provincial Court Judge to release his client on surety bail.

R. vs. J. W. L. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Aggravated Assault; Assault with a Weapon (x2).
Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Mr. Mines’ client to be released on bail.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the judge released Mr. Mines’ client on surety bail.

R. vs. D. N. – Williams Lake Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Given the circumstances, what was the appropriate sentence for Mr. Mines’ client who had a sexual relationship with a minor.
Result: The Crown had sought a sentence of one year jail. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge agreed that a three month intermittent sentence was appropriate, allowing Mr. Mines’ client to maintain his employment.