R. vs. R.M. – Insurance fraud investigation

Charge: Fraud Under $5000.

Issue: Whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution in this extended health insurance fraud matter.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to negotite a civil settlement and to persuade the investigator to not pursue a prosecution. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information about our client to Crown counsel and persuaded Crown to not approve any charges in this matter. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove that our client intended to steal the items she took from the store.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to provide information to police about our client and to persuade police to not proceed with any charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.S. – Sidney RCMP Investigation

Charges: Theft/Fraud Over (from employer).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for police to proceed with criminal charges in this case involving $70,000 in misappropriated funds.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a civil settlement with the complainant and then persuaded police that there was no public interest in a criminal prosecution. No jail. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Theft Over $5000 (from employer).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether she would be sentenced to jail.

Result: After steering our client through counselling and arranging her repayment of the misappropriated funds, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to not seek a. jail sentence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the court granted a suspended sentence and placed our client on probation for 18 months. No jail.

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

Charges: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to provide Crown counsel with information that led Crown to resolve this matter with a Caution Letter. No charges were approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.C. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Theft/Fraud Over $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution in this $400,000 fraud/theft from employer case.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to reach a civil settlement with the complainant and was able to persuade police to not forward any criminal charges. No criminal conviction; no jail.

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

Charges: Fraud Under $5000; Possession of Stolen Property (from Employer).

Issue: Given our client’s circumstances and the circumstances of the offence, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to refer our client to Restorative Justice and the Alternative Measures Program and to stay the criminal charges upon completion. No criminal record.

R. vs. A.V. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Under $5000 (police investigation).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to assist our client to make civil restitution and to persuade police to not recommend any criminal charges. No charge was approved. No criminal record.

R. v. P.Z. – North Vancouver RCMP Investigation

Charges: Sexual Interference; Invitation to Sexual Touching; Assault.

Issue: Whether the evidence would lead to charges being approved.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to guide our client through the police investigation and to ultimately persuade the investigating officer that the evidence of the complaint was not reliable. No criminal charges were approved.

R. vs. J.B. – ICBC Fraud Investigation

Charge: Obtaining Documents by Fraud.

Issue: Whether our client was, in fact, misleading ICBC when he submitted particulars to obtain a drivers license.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to clarify the situation on our client’s behalf. No charges were recommended.

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

Charge: Theft Under$5000.

Issue: Whether there was a public interest in approving the charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel that there was no public interest in approving any charge whatsoever. No criminal record.