Charge: Possession of Stolen Property.
Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to prove that our client had knowledge that the property that he possessed was stolen.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investigation without any charges being recommended. No criminal record.
Charge: Assault; Mischief (x2); participating in a Riot.
Issue: Whether our client would be sententeced to the 6 to 8 month jail sentence sought by the Crown.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel that our client’s role in the Stanley Cup Riot did not include a serious assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court imposed a 75 day intermittent sentence.
Charge: Public Mischief; Obstructing Police.
Issue: Whether our client would be charged for providing a false/misleading statement to police.
Result: We were able to provide a new statement to police on our client’s behalf. File concluded with no criminal charges being forwarded.
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.