• 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. H.S. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault causing bodily harm.

Issue: Given the information Mr. Gauthier provided to Crown counsel, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Crown stayed the proceedings upon our client entering into the Alternative Measures Program. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Insurance (ICBC) Fraud.

Issue: Whether charges would be forwarded to Crown counsel.

Result: Mr. Gauthier  intervened with the ICBC investigator on our client’s behalf and was able to clarify and explain the information that ICBC had flagged as being possibly fraudulent. The matter was resolved with no charges being forwarded to Crown counsel. No prosecution; no criminal record.

R. vs. M.H. – Employee Fraud Investigation

Charges: Theft from Employer.

Issue: Whether the complainant would proceed with a criminal complaint when they discovered $65,000 in fraudulent transactions purportedly committed by our client.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to successfully negotiate a civil settlement on our client’s behalf. No police investigation; no charges; no criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings upon our client completing the Alternative Measures Program. No criminal Record.

R. vs. N.A. – Vancouver Traffic Court

Charges: Speeding (MVA).

Issue: Whether the police officer could prove that our client was speeding, and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the trial.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to provide information to the police investigator that led to the officer withdrawing the violation ticket prior to the trial. The lack of this conviction prevented our client from a significant driving prohibition.

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

Charges: Aggravated assault; assault with a weapon.

Issue: Given the information Mr. Johnson was able to provide to Crown counsel, whether it was appropriate to continue with the prosecution on the approved charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of assault causing bodily harm. After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the trail judge sentenced our client to a suspended sentence with 24 months probation. Our client was able to avoid a lengthy jail sentence.

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

Charges: Sexual Assault; Overcome Resistance by Choking.

Issue: Given the additional information that Mr. Johnson was able to provide to police, whether it was appropriate to proceed to the trial on the approved charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to re-elect to proceed summarily, to drop the charge of choking and, after hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the trial judge sentenced our client to a conditional discharge with probation. Our client avoided a significant jail sentence.

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

Charge: Mischief Under $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution in this case of our client causing damage to property.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to provide information to Crown counsel which resulted in Crown agreeing to stay the criminal charge upon our client completing the Alternative Measures Program. No criminal record.

R. vs. R.P. – West Vancouver Police investigation.

Charge: Failing to remain at the scene of a motor vehicle accident.

Issue: Whether police would be able to prove that our client was the driver of the vehicle that was abandoned after the accident.

Result: Mr Johnson was able to guide our client through the investigation and was able to persuade police to issue our client an MVA ticket, payable by a fine, to our client as the vehicle owner. No criminal charges approved. No driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Assault.

Issues: Given the information Mr. Johnson provided to Crown counsel, whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (choking).

Issue: Given the information Mr. Gauthier provided to Crown counsel, whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a Peace Bond. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the information we were able to provide to Crown counsel, whether it was appropriate to continue with the criminal prosecution.

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