R. vs. P.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Attempted Child Abduction; Assault x2.
Issue: Whether the Crown would be able to prove that our client actually intended to abduct the alleged victim.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel that, by reason of severe intoxication, our client was incapable of forming the intent to abduct the victim. We were able to provide background material to the court which indicated that our client’s actions were truly out of charcter and that he was a very low risk to reoffend. The court agreed with a joint submission for a conditional discharge with 12 months probation. No jail. No criminal conviction.