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R. vs. K.A. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Breach of Release Order.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed by way of a Peace Bond and to enter a stay of proceedings on the criminal charges. No criminal record.

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. 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.