Entries by Jodi Wigmore

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. A.C. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charge: Sexual interference; Invitation to sexual touching.
Issue: Whether there was credible evidence on which to proceed with charges in this historic allegation of sexual touching.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide exculpatory information to police on our client’s behalf. Ultimately, police concluded their investigation with no criminal charges being recommended.

R. vs. S.S. – Nelson Provincial Court

Charge: Possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Issue: Whether, given the large quantity of cocaine and other drugs found upon execution of the search warrant, whether it was appropriate for the court to release our client on bail.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the Court agreed to release our client on surety bail with strict conditions.

R. vs. I.L. – Burnaby RCMP Investigation

Charge: Public Mischief.
Issue: Whether or not our client’s actions amounted to committing a criminal offence.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade the investigating officer that our client’s actions did not satisfy the Criminal Code provisions for the alleged offence. The officer did not recommend any charges and concluded his file. No criminal record.

The SNC-Lavalin Affair: What it highlights for the Canadian justice system

In recent weeks the news headlines have been occupied by the story of Canada’s former Attorney General and Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould and the alleged interference by the Prime Minister’s office in the criminal prosecution of Montreal-based engineering and construction firm SNC-Lavalin. Ms. Wilson-Raybould has alleged that the PMO put inappropriate political pressure on her […]

R. vs. J.P. and R.B. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Obstruct Police; Resist Arrest.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide Crown counsel with information about our clients and the circumstances of the incident which satisfied Crown that there was no public interest in continuing the prosecution. Complete stays of proceedings. no criminal record.

A.K. 2

Ryan was very helpful and professional in helping me with my legal problem. When I was arrested, before I hired Ryan, I gave a statement to the police. I now know I shouldn’t have talked to the police. Ryan was able to help me out of that. He worked with the situation and convinced the […]

R. vs. B.B. – Vancouver Police

Charge: Sex Assault; Sexual Interference Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove the identity of the perpetrator of a sexual assault. Result: Mr. Mansoori-Dara was able to guide his client through the police investigation which, in the result, ended with Crown Counsel concluding the file with no charges being approved. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault. Issue: Whether it was reasonable for Mr. Mines’ client to have believed that the complainant had consented to the sexual act. Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations on behalf of his client, the Crown agreed to proceed by way of a Peace Bond and to stay the criminal charge. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Interference (x3). Issue: Whether, given the historical nature of the offence and the circumstances of Mr. Mines’ client, it was necessary for the Crown and court to consider a jail sentence. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge granted Mr. Mines’ client a suspended sentence and placed […]