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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest and whether there was a substantial likelihood of conviction.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on the criminal charge upon his client entering into a s.810 Recognizance (“Peace Bond”). No criminal record.

R. vs. H. H. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Importing Obscene Material into Canada; Possession of Child Pornography.
Issue: Whether, pending the investigation, it was appropriate for police to return Mr. Mines’ client’s seized passport to him.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade police to return his client’s passport.

R. vs. T.A. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Internet Luring.
Issue: Whether the police investigator had sufficient evidence to recommend a criminal charge.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide the investigator with information on his client’s behalf which resulted in no criminal charge being approved.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether police would recommend that charges be approved.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer his client through a police investigation which ultimately resulted in no charges being laid. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether police would recommend that charges be approved.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer his client through a police investigation, which ultimately resulted in no charges being laid. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations and the lack of any corroborating forensic evidence, Crown Counsel entered a Stay of Proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.S. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Possession of Child Pornography; Importing Obscene Material.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client had knowledge of the contents of DVDs that he purchased in China and brought into Canada.
Result: After making submissions to police, Canada Border Service investigators and Crown Counsel, Mr. Mines’ client was not charged with any criminal or Customs Act offence. No record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.
Result: After interviewing witnesses and considering Mr. Mines’ submissions on behalf of his client, Crown Counsel entered a stay of proceedings prior to the Preliminary Inquiry.

R. vs. A.C. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, the Crown would be able to prove the charge.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown withdrew the criminal charge upon Mr. Mines’ client entering into a Peace Bond.

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

Charge: Create Terrorism Hoax; Public Mischief.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of the offence, it would be appropriate for the Court to convict Mr. Mines’ client.
Result: After lengthy submissions to Crown Counsel by Mr. Mines, Crown agreed to proceed on the lesser charge of Public Mischief. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted his client a Discharge.

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

Charge: Communicating for Prostitution.
Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of Mr. Mines’ client, it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown Counsel withdrew the charge.

R. vs. D.D. et al. – Vancouver Supreme Court

Charge: Kidnapping; Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether Crown could prove the identity and the intentions of Mr. Mines’ client.
Result: Not Guilty. Mr. Mines’ client was acquitted of all charges (11 day jury trial).