R. vs. S.K. – Surrey provincial Court

Charge: Careless Use, Unsafe Storage of a Firearm; Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking.
Issue: Whether, given the circumstances, our client had a lawful excuse for possessing the firearm, and, further, whether the search was lawful and whether our client had knowledge and control of the drugs that were seized.
Result: After considering information provided by Mr. Mines, Crown Counsel decided not to approve any criminal charge, instead proceeding only with a Firearms Prohibition application. After hearing Mr. Mines’ submission, the Court imposed a 5 year firearms prohibition. No criminal record.