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Our Successes

Theft & Fraud

R. vs. M.A. – Kamloops Provincial Court

Charge: Mischief to Property.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown counsel to proceed with the charge.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings upon our client making restitution for the damage he caused, writing a letter of apology and completing community service work. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.W. – White Rock RCMP Investigation

Charge: Mischief to Property (under $5000).
Issue: Whether there was evidence that would support a  criminal charge and whether it was in the public interest to proceed.
Result: Mr. Mines provided information to police, which the investigator considered in concluding that he would not be recommending any charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to allow our client into the Alternative Measures Program without approving any charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps that our client took under our direction, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Upon presenting materials to the Crown, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the prosecutor to not approve any charge. No criminal record.

R. vs. E.C.Z. – ICBC Fraud Investigation

Charge: Insurance fraud.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to foirward charges to police and Crown counsel.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to the investigator so as to convince him that it was not in the public interest to procced with charges. No criminal or regulatory offence record.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000.
Issue: Given the circumstances of the offence and the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: Mr. Johnson persuaded Crown counsel to allow our client into the Alternative Measures program and to stay the charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Fraud Under $5000.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to allow our client into the Alternative Measures program and to stay the charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Fraud Under $5000 (x8).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to steer our client through a course of rehabilitation and into the Alternative Measures Program. Crown stayed the proceedings. no criminal record.

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

Charge: Fraud Under $5000 (x7).
Issue: Whetherit was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal prosecution.
Result: Notwithstanding that the total value of the fraud was in excess of $6000, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to allow our client into the Alternative Measures program. No criminal record.
 

R. vs. K.K. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Breaking and Entering; Possession of Stolen Property.
Issue: Whether Crown could prove that our client, who was a passenger in the principal suspect’s vehicle, had the requisite knowledge of the offence.
Result: Mr. Mines was able tp persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. D.A. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Theft Over $5000.
Issue: Whether it was appropriate to sentence our client to jail for stealing over $50,000 of merchandise from her employer.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to make a joint submission for a conditional sentence order notwithsatnding the serious breach of trust issue in this  case. After hearing our submissions, the Court placed our client on a 12 month CSO. No jail.

R. vs. E.A. – Burnaby RCMP Investigation

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the  prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the investigating officer to not recommend charges to Crown counsel. No charge approved. no criminal record.