R. vs. B.C. – North Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Possession for the purpose of Trafficking (Cocaine and MDMA).
Issue: Whether police breached our client’s Charter right to counsel when they obtained an incriminating statement from him upon his arrest.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel that police breached our client’s Charter rights. Crown, therefore, did not lead the statement and agreed to accept guilty pleas to simple possession. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the trial judge granted our client an absolute discharge. No criminal record.