R. vs. M.C. – Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Robbery with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether, given Mr. Mines’ client’s mental health issues, it was appropriate to proceed with the robbery prosecution.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown to proceed on the lesser related charge of common assault. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submissions, the Court granted a Conditional Discharge that focussed on rehabilitation. No jail.