Entries by Mike Mines

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.


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

Charges: Dangerous Driving Causing Bodily Harm; Driving Without Due Care and Attention.
Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Crown to charge our client under the Criminal Code or the Motor Vehicle Act in regard to an accident where our client’s vehicle struck a cyclist from behind, causing serious injury.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide information to Crown which resulted in Crown proceeding under the Motor Vehicle Act. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court sentenced our client to a $1000 fine and limited his ability to drive for 12 months. No criminal conviction. No loss of insurance coverage. No jail.


I was charged for fraud under $5000 in September 2018 and I hired Mr. Mines to work on my case. He did his best, and got my charges dropped before the Christmas holidays because he wanted me to feel relaxed during Christmas. He is absolutely a professional, responsible, and understanding lawyer. Before I hired him, I talked to couple of other lawyers. Not only was their fee higher, but also the way they talked to me, I felt like my situation was hopeless. But as soon as I talked to Mr. Mines, he assured me that he would find a solution. Every time I called him  to ask about the progress of my case, he kindly answered me. In all, Mr. Mines has great sense of responsibility, humanity and is a total professional. I was really happy to have chosen him to represent me. I feel like he saved my life!  Now, a year later, I called him to request that the police destroy my “non-conviction” record and Mr. Mines  kindly agreed to do this for no extra fee.

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

Charge: Fraud Over $5000 (from employer).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had completed and given the compelling explanation of why the offence occurred, whether it was in the public interest for our client to recieve a conviction.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Crown to proceed summarily on the lesser offence of Fraud Under $5000, and after hearing Mr. Johnson’s submission, the court granted our client an absolute discharge. No criminal record.