R. vs. V.R. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual assault(x2); unlawful confinement; assault with a weapon; breach of undertaking; possession of child pornography.

Issue: Whether the Crown could prove that there was no consent with respect to the sexual assault charges and whether a jail sentence was appropriate given our youthful client’s rehabilitation that we were able to steer him through.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to not proceed on the sexual offences and, after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted our client a 3 month conditional sentence with a curfew and probation. No jail.