Entries by Mike Mines

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

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, which carries a one year mandatory minimum driving prohibition upon conviction.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of driving without a valid drivers license. The court agreed with Mr. Mines’ submissions and imposed a fine but did not impose any driving prohibition.

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

Charges: Driving While Prohibited.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to allow our client to plead to the lesser offence of driving without a valid driver’s license. Rather than face a mandatory minimum 12 month driving prohibition, our client was sentenced to a fine. No driving prohibition.

 

R. vs. K.C. – Richmond Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Under $5000; Possession of Stolen Property (from Employer).

Issue: Given our client’s circumstances and the circumstances of the offence, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution.

Result: Mr. Johnson was able to persuade Crown counsel to refer our client to Restorative Justice and the Alternative Measures Program and to stay the criminal charges upon completion. No criminal record.

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. A.V. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Fraud Under $5000 (police investigation).

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to assist our client to make civil restitution and to persuade police to not recommend any criminal charges. No charge was approved. No criminal record.