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

Charge: Assault with a Weapon; Possession of  a Dangerous Weapon; Uttering a Threat.
Issue: Whether the Crown could prove aggravating factors; whether the complainant had provoked our client to threaten him with a machete.
Result: We were able to persuade Crown to proceed only on the lesser offence of Uttering a Threat. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted our client a 30 day conditional sentence and 12 months probation, and not the jail sentence the Crown had originally sought.