R. vs. P.S.A. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to direct Crown counsel to gaps in the police investigation resulting in Crown deciding to not approve any charge in this matter. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault; Uttering Threats (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client achieved under our direction, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the charges.  All restrictive conditions removed. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to point to a lack of evidence with respect to the charge resulting in Crown counsel entering a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge. Our client entered into a Peace Bond for a period of 9 months. No criminal record.

R. vs. Z.H. – Port Coquitlam Youth Court

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Whether, given the history between our client and the complainant, it was reasonable for our client apply  the level of force he used.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to not approve any criminal charge but, rather, to resolve the matter through Restorative Justice. No criminal record.

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. C.G. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: s. 810 Peace Bond Application.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether the complainant continued to have fear of our client.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to withdraw its Peace Bond application. No conditions. No record.

R. vs. R.G. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether there was substantial likelihood of a conviction in this “road rage” assault case.
Result: Mr. Johnson provided information to the Crown that suggested our client was acting in self defence. No charge approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.G. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault with a Weapon; Assault Causing Bodily Harm.
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps Mr. Johnson was able to steer our client through, whether our client would be convicted of the offences.
Result: After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the Judge granted our client a conditional discharge. No conviction; no criminal record.

R. vs. X.Z. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings, bringing the matter to an end. No criminal record.

R. vs. A.C. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support a criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to point to deficiencies in the evidence. He persuaded Crown counsel to not approve any charge. No criminal record.

R. vs. D.P. – Whistler RCMP Investigation

Charge: Assault.
Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support a criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the investigation and persuaded Crown counsel to not proceed with the prosecution. No charge approved. No criminal record.