• 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. 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.

R. vs. K.L. and M.B. – Jasper Provincial Court

Charge: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (suspected MDMA).
Issue: Whether, given the circumstances, the drugs were possessed for the purpose of trafficking.
Result: The drugs analyzed showing only a trace amount of a controlled substance. Mr. Mines persuaded Crown that the other evidence fell short of proving an intent to traffick. The Crown withdrew the PPT charges and agreed to resolve the matter with a plea to a single count of simple possession of marijuana. The court imposed a $200 fine.

R. vs. G.B. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana).
Issue: Whether the vehicle stop and search were lawful.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara was able to persuade Crown that his client’s Charter rights were breached. Stay of Proceedings prior to Trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. G.G. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Commit an Indecent Act.
Issue: Whether Crown could prove that Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s client had the necessary level of intent to be convicted of the offence.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of Causing a Public Disturbance. The Court granted a suspended sentence with 3 months probation.

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

Charges: Sex Assault
Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove that the assault was for a sexual purpose.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara was able to persuade the Crown that his client did not have the necessary level of intent to be guilty of a criminal offence. Stay of Proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. J.P. – New Westminster Supreme Court

Charges: Production; Posession for the Purpose of trafficking (Marijuana).
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that Mr. Mines’ client was the principle operator of the 1000 plant grow operation.
Result: After persuading Crown that his client was merely an enabler, and not the main individual resposnsible for the grow operation, the court accepted a joint submission for a conditional sentence. No jail.

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. T.G. – North Vancouver Youth Justice Court

Charges: Aggravated Assault; Assault with a Weapon (x2).
Issue: Whether Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s client’s Charter right to be tried within a reasonable time had been breached.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s submissions that the 22 month delay was unreasonable, the trial judge entered a judicial stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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. L.B. Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Possession/Unlawful Storage of Prohibited/Unregistered Firearms (x8).
Issue: Whether Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s client’s Charter rights were violated during the search of her home. His client was facing a mandatory minimum three year jail sentence.
Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara persuaded Crown that the search was unlawful and to stay all charges. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.H. – New Westminster Supreme Court

Charge: Robbery.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s client’s Charter rights were breached due to an unreasonable delay in bringing the case to trial. Crown was seeking a one year jail term.
Result: Upon receiving Mr. Mansoori-Dara’s written submissions, Crown entered a stay of proceedings prior to starting the scheduled 5 day trial. No criminal record.