Charge: Sexual Assault (reduced to common Assault). Issue: Given the nature of the allegation and the rehabilitative steps our client had taken under our direction, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the sex assault charge. Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed with a charge of common […]
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Charge: Theft Under $5000 (shoplifting). Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps that our client took under our direction, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution. Result: Upon presenting materials to the Crown, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the prosecutor to not approve any charge. No criminal record.
The federal government passed Bill C-46 and it has been coming into force over the last while. It is a companion piece of legislation to the Cannabis Act that made recreational Cannabis use legal in Canada. Bill C-46 deals with Cannabis drug impaired driving and related issues. But what is also in the Bill and […]
Charge: Driving While Prohibited. Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with this charge that calls for a one year mandatory minimum driving prohibition. Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid driver’s licence. Our client received a fine, but […]
Charge: Criminal Negligence Causing Death; Dangerous Driving Causing Death. Issue: Whether the evidence against our client was sufficient for Crown to approve charges. Result: Mr. Johnson provided information to police and ICBC on our client’s behalf. Upon considering this information, police concluded that there was insufficient evidence to recommend charges. No jail, no conviction, no charge, no criminal […]
Charge: Insurance fraud. Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to foirward charges to police and Crown counsel. Result: Mr. Johnson was able to provide information to the investigator so as to convince him that it was not in the public interest to procced with charges. No criminal or regulatory offence record.
Charge: Violation Ticket, Conviction Appeal. Issue: Whether there was a legitimate reason for missing the appeal deadline and whether there was merit to the appeal. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Appeal Court granted the application to extend time, allowed the appeal and quashed the conviction.
Charge: Pointing a Firearm; Assault with a Weapon. Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to a mandatory minimum 12 month jail sentence. Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to not proceed by way of the mandatory minimum and, after making submissions to the Court, the trial judge sentenced our client to a […]
Charge: Sexual Assault. Issue: Whether our client would be sentenced to jail. Result: Despite the serious nature of the allegations, Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to seek a non-custodial sentence. After hearing Mr. Johnson’s submissions on our client’s behalf, the trial judge granted our client a 12 month conditional sentence and 24 […]
Charge: Assault (domestic). Issue: Given the rehabilitative steps we guided our client through, whether there was a public interest in proceeding with the prosecution. Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade the Crown to enter a sty of proceedings prior to trial. No criminal record.
Charge: Speeding. Issue: Whether the officer was able to say with certainty that it was our client’s car that he had recorded as speeding with his laser device; whether there was a public interest in proceeding. Result: After considering Mr. Mines’ submissions, the police officer withdrew the violation ticket.
Charge: Assault x2. Issue: Whether this Downtown Entertainment District incident was an assault, a consensual fight or was our client acting in self defence? Result: At the conclusion of a 4 day trial, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Trial Judge found our client not guilty and aquitted him of both charges. No criminal record.
- T.G.August 4, 2023 - 10:47 pm
Thank you for settling our case peacefully. We dealt with Patrick Johnson with Mines and Company. I recommend Mr Johnston for those who are struggling with a family case. I also found the fees very affordable. I was very afraid to approach this company and worried about how to handle this case, but Mr Johnston […]
- February 7, 2023 - 12:59 am
Hats off to our Ian Gauthier and all other contributors and editors of the newly published CanLii Criminal Law Ebook! Read Ian’s chapter on victim participation: Ebook- Sentencing