Entries by Mike Mines

R. vs. P.A. Whistler RCMP Investigation

Charge: Uttering Threats.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided Crown counsel with information on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown to not approve any charge in this matter. No criminal record.

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. B.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether our client, who had an extensive record for theft offences, would be sentenced to jail.

Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the Court declined to impose jail, and instead sentenced our client to a fine and six months probation.

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.