• 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. A.O. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we guided our client through, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Crown to enter a sty of proceedings prior to trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. A.S. – Vancouver Traffic Court

Charge: Speeding.
Issue: Whether the officer was able to say with certainty that it was our client’s car that he had recorded as speeding with his laser device; whether there was a public interest in proceeding.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ submissions, the police officer withdrew the violation ticket.

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

Charge: Assault x2.
Issue: Whether this Downtown Entertainment District incident was an assault, a consensual fight or was our client acting in self defence?
Result: At the conclusion of a 4 day trial, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Trial Judge found our client not guilty and aquitted him of both charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (reduced to Peace Bond).
Issue: Whether our client assaulted his spouse and whether she had a genuine fear of him.
Result: On the eve of trial, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceedby way of a Peace Bond. On day 3 of the contested Peace Bond hearing , Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to resolve the matter by allowing our client to enter into the Peace Bond on minimal terms. No finding of assault. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether our client was acting in self defence; whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations, Crown ended the prosecution and entered a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a licence. After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions, the Court imposed a fine and a 2 month driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings. No crimianl record.

R. vs. D. H. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that our client was in possession of a machete as alleged.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of common assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the Court suspended sentence and placed our client on a no “contact order”. No reporting condition imposed.

R. vs. T.N. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Production of Cannabis.
Issue: The Crown was seeking a 9 to 12 month jail sentence for our client, who was convicted of producing over 700 cannabis plants.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the trial judge to impose a $500 fine and to place our client on probation for 12 months. No jail.

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

Charge: Assault (of child in care).
Issue: Mr. Johnson was able to direct our client through a course of counselling. Given the significant rehabilitative steps our client had accomplished, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to not approve any charge in this case.
Result: No charge approved. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown counsel to proceed with the prosecution.
Result: Upon providing information showing that our client had taken steps toward rehabilitation, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. R.J. – Chilliwack Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, which carries a minimum mandatory penalty of a 12 month driving prohibition.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid licence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court imposed the minimum $300 fine. No driving prohibition.