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R. vs. J.T. – Surrey Provincial Court

Charges: Assault; Resist /Obstruct Police.

Issue: Whether there was a substantial likelihood of a conviction and whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the charges.

Result: Mr. Johnson provided Crown with additional information regarding the alleged facts of the assault complaint and the excessive force used by police in arresting our client.  Ultimately Mr. Johnson persuaded Crown counsel to stay the proceedings on both charges. No criminal record.

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.