R. vs. H.A. – Saskatoon Provincial Court

Charge: Theft; Possess Break-in Instruments; Breach of Bail; Failure to Appear.
Issue: Whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the criminal charges.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown counsel to enter stays of proceedings on all charges. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Theft under $5000 (shoplifting).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a the criminal prosecution.
Result: Mr. Johnson persuaded Crown to allow our client into the Alternative Measures Program. No charge was approved. No criminal record.

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

Charges: Fraud Over $5000 (x5).
Issue: Whether jail was the appropriate sentence in this $116,000 fraud case involving five complainants.
Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court granted our client an 18 month Conditional Sentence. No jail.

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

Charge: Breaking and Entering; Participating in a Riot.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for our client to be granted a conditional discharge.
Result: Notwithstanding our client’s participation in the infamous Stanley Cup Riot, after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

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

Charge: Fraud Over $5000 (from employer).
Issue: Whether a jail sentence was appropriate in this $36,000 emloyee fraud case.
Result: Notwithstanding the breach of trust, the Court granted the “unusual result” of a suspended sentence with 12 months probation and a restitution order. No jail or house arrest.

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

Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting).
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown Counsel to allow our client into the Alternative Measures Program prior to any charge being approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.P. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Theft Over $5000 (from employer).
Issue: Whether there was credible evidence that our client stole $15,000 from her employer.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to steer our client through the police investigation which concluded with no criminal charge being forwarded. No criminal record.