R. vs. S.S. – North Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Assault with a weapon (domestic).
Issue: Given the history of past police interventions involving allegations against the complainant, whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the prosecution against our client.
Result: Mr. Mines provided a psychological report and was able to persuade Crown that there were elements of “battered woman syndrome”. This resulted in Crown counsel entering a stay of proceedings. No jail; no criminal record.