• 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. J.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.
Result: After interviewing witnesses and considering Mr. Mines’ submissions on behalf of his client, Crown Counsel entered a stay of proceedings prior to the Preliminary Inquiry.

R. vs. A.C. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, the Crown would be able to prove the charge.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown withdrew the criminal charge upon Mr. Mines’ client entering into a Peace Bond.

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

Charge: Create Terrorism Hoax; Public Mischief.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of the offence, it would be appropriate for the Court to convict Mr. Mines’ client.
Result: After lengthy submissions to Crown Counsel by Mr. Mines, Crown agreed to proceed on the lesser charge of Public Mischief. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted his client a Discharge.

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

Charge: Communicating for Prostitution.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of Mr. Mines’ client, it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown Counsel withdrew the charge.

R. vs. D.D. et al. – Vancouver Supreme Court

Charge: Kidnapping; Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether Crown could prove the identity and the intentions of Mr. Mines’ client.
Result: Not Guilty. Mr. Mines’ client was acquitted of all charges (11 day jury trial).

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

Charge: Robbery with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether the Crown had proved that Mr. Mines’ client was, in fact, the robber.
Result: Not Guilty. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on the “frailties of eyewitness identification,” the trial judge dismissed the charge.

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

Charge: Communicating for Prostitution.
Issue: On a guilty plea, whether it was appropriate for Mr. Mines’ client to receive a conviction.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the judge granted Mr. Mines’ client a discharge.

R. vs. S.D. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether police would recommend charges to Crown Counsel.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the police decide not to forward charges.

R. vs. P.W. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (after investigation for Murder).
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client would be sentenced to jail in circumstances where the co-accused was charged with manslaughter.
Result: After receiving Mr. Mines’ advice during the investigation stage, the accused was charged with assault. Upon Mr. Mines’ client pleading guilty, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge suspended sentence and placed Mr. Mines’ client on probation.

R. vs. S.M. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Importing Over $10,000 Currency into Canada.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client, a U.S. citizen, would be released from custody and whether he would face incarceration upon conviction for importing approximately $500,000 U.S. cash
into Canada
Result: After obtaining his clients’ release from custody, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to withdraw the criminal charge.

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

Charge: Manslaughter.
Issue: What sentence would be appropriate for Mr Mines’ client who confessed to killing a Squamish lawyer five years earlier.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge sentenced Mr. Mines’ client to five years jail.