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R. vs. M.M. – Courtenay Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Assault (police investigation).

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

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade police that it was in the parties’ best interest and not contrary to the public interest to resolve this matter through Restorative Justice. No charges were approved. 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. N.D. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charge: Sexual Assault.

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

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to direct Crown counsel to various flaws in the prosecution’s case. On the eve of a 4 day trial, Crown agreed to resolve this matter by withdrawing the charge. Our client entered into a Peace Bond. No criminal record.