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

Charges: Assault Causing Bodily Harm; Choking; Uttering Threats (domestic).

Issue: Whether the complainant’s allegation was credible, given the alibi evidence Mr. Johnson was able to provide to Crown counsel.

Result: Based on Mr. Johnson’s representations, Crown counsel entered a stay of proceedings on all charges. No jail. No criminal record.

R. vs. L.J.A. – New Westminter Provincial Court

Charges: Assault Causing Bodily Harm, Threatening, Mischief to property, Resist Arrest.

Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to the 4 month jail sentence Crown was seeking.

Result: On the eve of the trial date, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to only proceed on the assault causing bodily harm charge and, after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court granted our client a suspended sentence. Crown stayed the remaining charges. No jail.

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

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest for our client to receive a conviction on this charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to direct our client through a course of counselling and to persuade the Court to grant our client a conditional discharge. No conviction.

R. vs. B.C. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault Causing Bodily Harm.

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charge.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charge. Our client entered into a Peace Bond for a period of 9 months. No criminal record.