R. vs. R.J. – Chilliwack Provincial Court

Charge: Driving While Prohibited.
Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge, which carries a minimum mandatory penalty of a 12 month driving prohibition.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser offence of driving without a valid licence. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the court imposed the minimum $300 fine. No driving prohibition.