R. vs. E.K. – BC Provincial Court

Charge: Fraud Over $5000.
Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to jail for this $480,000 breach of trust fraud offence.
Result: Mr. Mines successfully negotiated a civil settlement in  the amount of $200,000. He was then able to persuade Crown Counsel to agree to not seek a jail sentence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court sentenced our client to an 18 month conditional sentence. No jail.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Whether there was a substanial likelihood of a conviction.
Result: After considering the second statemnt of the complainant as well as Mr. Mines’ representations, Crown Counsel decided to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Asssault with a Weapon; Poseession of a Controlled Substance.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction; whether there were lawful grounds to arrest our client.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ submissions, the police report to Crown and a new statement from the complainant, Crown Counsel entered a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. C.H. – Burnaby RCMP Investigation

Charge: Mischief to property.
Issue: Whether our client had criminal intent to damage the property in question.
Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ representations, Crown Counsel decided there was no reasonable likelihood of a conviction. They elected not to approve any charge. No criminal record.

R. v. P.M. – Chilliwack Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (x2).
Issue: Whether our client was acting in self defence.
Result: Prior to the start of the second trial date, Crown entered a sty of proceedings. No criminal conviction.

R. vs. J.R. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Uttering a Threat.
Issue: Whether the police had sufficient evidence to recommend a charge.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to successfully steer our client through the investigation. No charges recommended. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.H. – Richmond RCMP Investigation

Charge: Possession of Stolen Property.
Issue: Whether there was a reasonable liklihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge.
Result: Mr. Mines made representations to the investigating officer which ultimately resulted in the police deciding to not proceed on any charge. No criminal record.

R. vs. O.E. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Possession of a Controlled Substance (x2).
Issue: Whether the rehabilitative steps our client had taken would result in the Court granting him a discharge.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the Court granted him an absolute discharge. No criminal record.

R. vs. N.D. – British Columbia Supreme Court

Charge: Breach of Recognizance (x4) re: Sex Assault case.
Issue: Given potential defences raised by Mr. Johnson, whether it was in the public interest for Crown counsel to proceed.
Result: Just prior to the start of this three day Supreme Court trial, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter stays of proceeedings on all four charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Sexual Assault; Unlawful Confinement.
Issue: Whether there was  a reasonable likelihood of a conviction.
Result: By obtaining further relevant evidence through several successful disclosure requests, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel that there were no longer sufficient grounds for a prosecution. Stay of Proceedings. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft; Posession of Stolen Property Under $5000.
Issue: Whether, given new evidence provided by our client, the Crown had a reasonable prospect of a conviction.
Result: At the outset of the trial, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to call no evidence. The trial judge dismissed both charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.W – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.