R. vs. J. W. L. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Aggravated Assault; Assault with a Weapon (x2).
Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Mr. Mines’ client to be released on bail.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the judge released Mr. Mines’ client on surety bail.

R. vs. D. N. – Williams Lake Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Given the circumstances, what was the appropriate sentence for Mr. Mines’ client who had a sexual relationship with a minor.
Result: The Crown had sought a sentence of one year jail. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge agreed that a three month intermittent sentence was appropriate, allowing Mr. Mines’ client to maintain his employment.

R. vs. S.L. – Vancouver Supreme Court

Charge: Attempted Murder; Aggravated Sex Assault.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client was suffering from a mental disorder.
Result: After a five week Supreme Court trial, the judge accepted Mr. Mines’ submissions and found his client Not Criminally Responsible on account of mental disorder.

R. vs. M.T. – New Westminster Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client would be sentenced to jail in this breach of trust situation.
Result: Crown Counsel sought a jail sentence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on the Sex Assault charge, the trial judge granted Mr Mines’ client a six month Conditional Sentence, followed by probation. No jail.

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

Charge: Kidnapping; Unlawful Confinement.
Issue: What the appropriate sentence would be in the circumstances. The Crown sought a 2.5 – 3 year Federal Penitentiary sentence.
Result: Mr. Mines negotiated a disposition agreement with Crown Counsel. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the trial judge imposed a 9 month Provincial sentence. No probation.

R. vs. F.K.Y. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault; Sexual Interference.
Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of conviction.
Result: Upon considering Mr. Mines’ representations and considering the strength of its case, Crown Counsel decided to enter a Stay of Proceedings prior to the trial date. No criminal record.

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.