R. vs. M. G. – Sechelt RCMP investigation
Charges: Aggravated assault; possession for the purpose of trafficking.
Issue: Whether it was reasonable for police to seek detention and forfeiture of our client’s vehicle as “proceeds of crime.”
Result: Mr. Mines was able to successfully persuade the RCMP officer that our client did not intend for her vehicle used as an “instrument of unlawful activity” and to return the vehicle to her. No forfeiture.