Entries by Mike Mines

A.F.

My attorney was Ian Gauthier and after working with him its safe to say I can confidently recommend anyone to Mines & Company. Ian and everyone at Mines & Company are very friendly and treats you with the upmost respect. Ian personally worked hard on my case and kept me updated throughout the whole process. […]

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

Charges: Assault Causing Bodily Harm; Assault Police Officer.

Issue: Given our client’s severe mental health issues, whether he was criminally responsible for the offences.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to provide information about our client’s mental health history to Crown counsel and, ultimately, was able to persuade Crown to end the prosecution. Stay of proceedings. No jail. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Mischief Under $5000.,br>

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Gauthier provided information about our client to Crown counsel and was able to persuade Crown that there was no public interest in prosecuting this matter. No charge approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.Y. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Whether the 18 month jail sentence Crown had sought was reasonable in all the circumstances.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided information to the Crown and Court and ultimately persuaded the trial judge to sentence our client to a 7 month conditional sentence , followed ny 18 months probation. No jail.

R. vs. G.W. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charge: Assault with a weapon.

Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able collect information from a defence witness and represent to police that our client should not  be prosecuted. Police concluded their investigation without recommending any criminal charge against our client. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Possession of a loaded prohibited firearm; Unlawful storage of firearms.

Issue: Whether the warrant used to search our client’s premises was lawful; whether our client posed a risk to re-offend.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to point to potential flaws in the warrant and police search which culminated in Crown’s agreement to not pursue their original sentencing position of a 2-3 year jail sentence. Rather, the court accepted a joint submission of a 12 month conditional sentence with a curfew for the first six months. No jail.

R. vs. M.K.A. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Assault with a Weapon (x2).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for the court to grant our client a conditional discharge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to direct our client through a course of rehabilitative counselling, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

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

Charges: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps that we were able to guide our client through, whether there was a public interest in continuing with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to amend the bail condition to allow “permissive contact” with the complainant, and after providing Crown with a report from our client’s psychologist Crown counsel ended the prosecution. Stay of proceedings. No criminal record.