Charge: Possession of Child Pornography; Importing Obscene Material. Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client had knowledge of the contents of DVDs that he purchased in China and brought into Canada. Result: After making submissions to police, Canada Border Service investigators and Crown Counsel, Mr. Mines’ client was not charged with any criminal or Customs Act offence. […]
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Charge: Sexual Assault. Issue: Whether there was a reasonable likelihood of a conviction. Result: After interviewing witnesses and considering Mr. Mines’ submissions on behalf of his client, Crown Counsel entered a stay of proceedings prior to the Preliminary Inquiry.
Charge: Sexual Assault. Issue: Whether, in the circumstances, the Crown would be able to prove the charge. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown withdrew the criminal charge upon Mr. Mines’ client entering into a Peace Bond.
Charge: Create Terrorism Hoax; Public Mischief. Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of the offence, it would be appropriate for the Court to convict Mr. Mines’ client. Result: After lengthy submissions to Crown Counsel by Mr. Mines, Crown agreed to proceed on the lesser charge of Public Mischief. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted […]
Charge: Communicating for Prostitution. Issue: Whether, in the circumstances of Mr. Mines’ client, it was in the public interest to proceed with the charge. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, Crown Counsel withdrew the charge.
Charge: Kidnapping; Assault with a Weapon. Issue: Whether Crown could prove the identity and the intentions of Mr. Mines’ client. Result: Not Guilty. Mr. Mines’ client was acquitted of all charges (11 day jury trial).
Charge: Robbery with a Weapon. Issue: Whether the Crown had proved that Mr. Mines’ client was, in fact, the robber. Result: Not Guilty. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on the “frailties of eyewitness identification,” the trial judge dismissed the charge.
Charge: Robbery. Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client was a “party” to the offence. Result: Not Guilty of robbery or any included offence.
Charge: Communicating for Prostitution. Issue: On a guilty plea, whether it was appropriate for Mr. Mines’ client to receive a conviction. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the judge granted Mr. Mines’ client a discharge.
Charge: Sexual Assault. Issue: Whether police would recommend charges to Crown Counsel. Result: After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions on his client’s behalf, the police decide not to forward charges.
Charge: Assault (after investigation for Murder). Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client would be sentenced to jail in circumstances where the co-accused was charged with manslaughter. Result: After receiving Mr. Mines’ advice during the investigation stage, the accused was charged with assault. Upon Mr. Mines’ client pleading guilty, and after hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge […]
Charge: Importing Over $10,000 Currency into Canada. Issue: Whether Mr. Mines’ client, a U.S. citizen, would be released from custody and whether he would face incarceration upon conviction for importing approximately $500,000 U.S. cash into Canada Result: After obtaining his clients’ release from custody, Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown Counsel to withdraw the […]
- S.K.October 17, 2022 - 12:59 am
Mr. Gauthier is incredibly responsible and truly cared about my girlfriend’s case and a speedy resolution. He helped us achieve a very satisfying result, Crown didn’t approve the charges. Overall, I would recommend him to anyone who is trying to find a criminal lawyer. Mr. Gauthier, please accept our deepest appreciation.
- Michael Mines weighs in on Use of Force in police dog takedown case.October 19, 2021 - 10:10 pm
CTV News: ‘Was this level of force necessary?’: Man hospitalized after police-dog takedown in Nanaimo VICTORIA — An unarmed man was sent to hospital after he was taken down by a police dog in Nanaimo, B.C., on Monday morning. An off-duty officer was out with his police dog at around 9:20 a.m., when he saw […]