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

Charge: Failing to obey a traffic control device.
Issue: Whether the police officer could accurately recall the physical characteristics of the roadway and the actions of our client.
Result: Upon conclusion of Mr. Mines’ cross examination of the officer, the Court dismissed the charge.

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

Charge: Aggravated Assault.
Issue: Whether our client acted in self defence in causing life threatening injuries to the complainant.
Result: After a two day trial, the court agreed with Mr. Johnson’s submissions that our client was acting in self defence. Not guilty. No criminal record.

R. vs. R.C. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Theft; Fraud Over $5000.
Issue: Whether police would proceed with criminal charges.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a civil settlement in the amount of $7,500 in this case where our client was alleged to have defrauded a corporation of more than $25,000. No criminal charges.

R. vs. S.T. – Abbotsford Provincial Court

Charge: Speeding.
Issue: Whether our client’s right to be tried within a reasonable time had been breached.
Result: Crown Counsel agreed with our submission that the delay in bringing this matter to trial was in breach of our client’s Charter rights. Stay of Proceedings.

R. vs. T.D. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Possession of Child Pornography.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that our client had knowledge of the images that were sent by email to his computer.
Result: After reviewing the evidence and considering Mr. Mines’ representations, Crown Counsel declined to approve any charge in this matter. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that our client had notice that he was prohibited.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of Failing to Produce a Licence. The court imposed a $1500 fine but after conidering Mr. Johnson’s submissions, did not order any driving prohibition.

R. vs. C.C. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Driving without a Licence; Driving with a Handheld Device.
Issue: Whether our client’s right to have his trial within a reasonable time was breached.
Result: Crown Counsel agreed with Mr. Johnson’s submissions that the delay in bringing this matter to trial was unreasonable. Stay of Proceedings.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceeed with a criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown Counsel that, given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken on his own initiative, it was no longer necessary to proceed. No charge was ever approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. C.V. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Possession of Stolen Property.
Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to prove that our client had knowledge that the property that he possessed was stolen.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investigation without any charges being recommended. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.E. – Vancouver Civil Matter

Charge: Fraud Over $5000.
Issue: Whether the complainant corporation would proceed with a criminal complaint in this alleged $30,000 fraud case.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a civil settlement  in the amount of $20,000 on our client’s behalf. No charges were forwarded.

R. vs. J.Z. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether our client had a lawful excuse for driving.
Result: Upon presenting our client’s evidence to Crown Counsel, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a licence. Rather than the 12 month minimum driving prohibition our client was facing, the Court imposed a 3 month prohibition and a $300 fine.

R. vs. M.O. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Administering a noxious substance; Assault.
Issue: Whether there was sufficient proof of the identity of the suspect.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investigation without any charges being recommended. No criminal record.