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

Charge: Assault; Threatening.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of conviction in this alleged “road rage” case.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to Crown counsel on our client’s behalf that led Crown to conclude there was no substantial likelihood of conviction. No charge approved. 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. H.L. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to the Crown on our client’s behalf that persuaded Crown that the case did not meet the charge approval standard. No charge was approved. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.F. – Provincial Court of Newfoundland

Charge: Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking (Marijuana).

Issue: Whether it there was a substantial likelihood of obtaining a conviction.

Result: Upon considering Mr. Johnson’s representations, Crown counsel concluded that there was no longer a likelihood of conviction. Crown withdrew the charge, bringing the matter to an end. No criminal record.

R. vs. M.B. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Application for firearms prohibition and forfeiture.

Issue: Whether Crown could establish that our client posed a risk to himself or others.

Result: Mid trial, Mr. Mines was able to obtain a successful resolution in which our client consented to an 18 month prohibition rather than the 5 years Crown had been seeking.  Further, rather than having to forfeit the  $15,000 worth of weapons that police seized,  Crown agreed to allow our client to sell them to a suitable buyer.

R. vs. C.B. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Possession of proceeds of crime; drug investigation.

Issue: Whether there was any lawful authority to arrest our client and seize funds from him.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the investigating officer that there was no basis to search our client and to return the $2400 cash that he had seized. No charges approved. Not criminal record.

R. vs. R.L. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether our client would be convicted of assaulting his son.

Result: Notwithstanding the breach of trust, after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court granted our client a 12 month conditional discharge. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.B. – New Westminster Provincial Court

Charge: Public Mischief x2; Assault Police Officer.

Issue: Given our client’s personal circumstances and his rehabilitation, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to allow our client into the Alternative Measures Program and, upon its completion, to direct a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. v. A.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to guide our client through a course of rehabilitative steps and was then able to persuade Crown counsel to direct a stay of proceedings. no criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault Police Officer, Obstruct Police Officer.

Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, the police lawfully arrested our client.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel that the arrest was unlawful and that, therefore, our client was able to resist the arrest. Stay of Proceedings prior to trial. No criminal record.

R. vs. S.H. – Vancouver Police Investigation

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Whether the evidence was sufficient to support a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson made representations to the investigating officers which ultimately persuaded police to not forward any charges to Crown counsel. No criminal record.

R. vs. H.J. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charge: Unlawful Storage of Firearms.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to direct a stay of proceedings upon our client agreeing to a 5 year firearms prohibition. No criminal record.