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.

R. vs. S.K. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Over $5000 (from Employer).

Issue: Given the civil settlement  we were able to obtain on our client’s behalf, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with criminal charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson, after successfully negotiating a civil settlement with the complainant, was able to persuade Crown counsel to not approve the criminal charges that RCMP had recommended. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.D. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Theft Under $5000; Uttering Threats.

Issue: Whether, given our client’s circumstances and remorse, whether it was in the public interest for criminal charges to proceed.

Result: We were able to provide information to police investigators which resulted in police deciding to not forward any charges to Crown. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).

Issue: Whether our client, who had an extensive record for theft offences, would be sentenced to jail.

Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on our client’s behalf, the Court declined to impose jail, and instead sentenced our client to a fine and six months probation.

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

Charge: Fraud Over $5000 (from employer).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had completed and given the compelling explanation of why the offence occurred, whether it was in the public interest for our client to recieve a conviction.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Crown to proceed summarily on the lesser offence of Fraud Under $5000, and after hearing Mr. Johnson’s submission, the court granted our client an absolute discharge. No criminal record.