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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. T.Y. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Domestic Assault (x2).

Issue: Given the extensive rehabilitative steps our client took, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charges.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to enter a stay of proceedings on both charges. Our client was able to reconcile with his family. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Mischief Under $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, given the excessive force used in arresting our client.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided information to Crown on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown to enter a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

R. vs. T.A. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Commit Indecent Act.

Issue: Whether it was appropriate for Crown to proceed with the charge.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to present information on our client’s behalf and was able to persuade Crown counsel that there was no longer any public interest in proceeding with this matter. Stay of proceedings. Warrant cancelled. No criminal record.

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. M.L. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charge: Assault; Uttering Threats (domestic).

Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client achieved under our direction, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the charges.  All restrictive conditions removed. No criminal record.

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

Charge: Assault (domestic).

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to point to a lack of evidence with respect to the charge resulting in Crown counsel entering a stay of proceedings. No criminal record.

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.

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

Charges: Assault (x2); Threatening; Breach of Undertaking (domestic).
Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps our client had taken, whether it was appropriate for the Court to convict him.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on only a single count of assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted our client a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

 

F.P.

I was charged for fraud under $5000 in September 2018 and I hired Mr. Mines to work on my case. He did his best, and got my charges dropped before the Christmas holidays because he wanted me to feel relaxed during Christmas. He is absolutely a professional, responsible, and understanding lawyer. Before I hired him, I talked to couple of other lawyers. Not only was their fee higher, but also the way they talked to me, I felt like my situation was hopeless. But as soon as I talked to Mr. Mines, he assured me that he would find a solution. Every time I called him  to ask about the progress of my case, he kindly answered me. In all, Mr. Mines has great sense of responsibility, humanity and is a total professional. I was really happy to have chosen him to represent me. I feel like he saved my life!  Now, a year later, I called him to request that the police destroy my “non-conviction” record and Mr. Mines  kindly agreed to do this for no extra fee.