Entries by Mike Mines

Dear Michael, Thank you very much for helping me with my problem.Your kindness, generosity and understanding are greatly appreciated.
Best wishes! 

-B.L.

R. vs. S.J. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited. Issue: Whether the crown would be able to prove that our client was the driver of the vehicle. Result: We were able to persuade Crown counsel that there was problem with the identification evidence and, therefore, to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid driver’s licence.  Rather than […]

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Crown counsel to proceed on this charge, which carries a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid driver’s licence. After hearing Mr. johnson’s submissions, the court imposed a $500 fine. No driving prohibition.

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

Charges: Assault (x2); Threatening; Breach of Undertaking (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was appropriate for the Court to convict him.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on only a single count of assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.