R. vs. S.C. – Surrey RCMP Investigation

Charge: Theft/Fraud Over $5000.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution in this $400,000 fraud/theft from employer case.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to reach a civil settlement with the complainant and was able to persuade police to not forward any criminal charges. No criminal conviction; no jail.

R. vs. N.D. – Port Coquitlam Provincial Court

Charges: Sexual Interference (x2).

Issue: Given our client’s remorse and self rehabilitation, whether the 12 month jail sentence sought by Crown was appropriate.

Result: Notwithstanding that there was a serious breach of trust in this case, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel and the Court that the appropriate sentence was 90 days, to be served on weekends.

R. vs. M.B. – New Westminster Provincial Court

Charges: Impaired driving; refusing to provide a breath sample, driving while prohibited.

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

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charges and proceed on lesser charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. Our client was sentenced to a driving prohibition and a fine. No criminal record.