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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for our client to receive a conviction on this charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to direct our client through a course of counselling and to persuade the Court to grant our client a conditional discharge. No conviction.

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

Charge: Criminal Harassment (reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown to prosecute our client on the criminal harassment charge;

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a s. 810 Peace Bond for 12 months. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (reduced to s. 810 Peace Bond).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was appropriate for Crown to proceed.

Result: Mr. Mines was first able to persuade Crown to proceed on a Peace Bond application rather than the criminal assault charge. He was then able to persuade Crown to withdraw its Peace Bond application. No criminal record.

R. vs. E.W. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest for our client to receive a criminal conviction.

Result: After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the court granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest for the Crown to continue with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings, bringing the matter to an end. No criminal record.

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.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether there was substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines provided information to Crown counsel and was able to persuade Crown that there was no longer a substantial likelihood of a conviction. Crown entered a stay of proceedings, bringing this matter to an end. No criminal record.

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.