R. vs. H.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

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

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid licence. Rather than a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a $300 fine and a 3 month prohibition.

R. vs. L.W. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Criminal Harassment (reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for Crown to prosecute our client on the criminal harassment charge;

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to stay the criminal charge upon our client entering into a s. 810 Peace Bond for 12 months. No criminal record.

R. vs. K.M. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Sexual Assault.

Issue: Whether there was sufficient evidence to meet the Crown’s charge approval standard.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to steer our client through the investigation and was able to provide information to police and Crown which culminated in Crown counsel’s decision to not approve any charges. No criminal record.

R. vs. P.H.S. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

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

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown to allow our client to plead to s. 24(1) of the Motor Vehicle Act. Rather than the mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a $300 fine and a two month driving prohibition.

R. vs. K.K. – North Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Assault x2; Sexual Interference.

Issue: Given the extensive information that we were able to provide to Crown counsel, whether there remained a substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on all counts. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. C.F. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charge: Assault (reduced to s. 810 Peace Bond).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was appropriate for Crown to proceed.

Result: Mr. Mines was first able to persuade Crown to proceed on a Peace Bond application rather than the criminal assault charge. He was then able to persuade Crown to withdraw its Peace Bond application. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.K.- Abbotsford Provincial Court

Charge: Driving without consideration; driving past police vehicle; speeding.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with all counts, which upon conviction would have led to a driving prohibition.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to negotiate a resolution where our client pleaded guilty to only a three point speeding ticket and police withdrew the remaining counts. Our client was sentenced to a fine. No driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Assault.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest for our client to receive a criminal conviction.

Result: After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the court granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

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

Charge: Driving while Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with this charge which carries a one year mandatory minimum driving prohibition.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to permit our client to resolve this matter by pleading guilty to the lesser offence of driving without a valid licence. Our client was sentenced to a fine. No driving prohibition.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we were able to guide our client through, whether it was in the public interest for the Crown to continue with the prosecution.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings, bringing the matter to an end. No criminal record.

R. vs. P.A. Whistler RCMP Investigation

Charge: Uttering Threats.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided Crown counsel with information on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown to not approve any charge in this matter. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

Issue: Whether there was substantial likelihood of a conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines provided information to Crown counsel and was able to persuade Crown that there was no longer a substantial likelihood of a conviction. Crown entered a stay of proceedings, bringing this matter to an end. No criminal record.