Tag Archive for: breaking and entering

R. vs. M.M. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Residential Breaking and Entering x3; Possession of a prohibited weapon; driving offences.

Issues: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed on all outstanding charges and whether 30 months jail was an appropriate sentence.

Result: Mr. Johnston was able to provide information to Crown counsel about our client’s significant rehabilitation plan and persuaded Crown to drop 8 counts against our client. Mr. Johnston persuaded the court to impose a sentence of 12 months’ jail rather than the 30 months the Crown was seeking.

R. vs. Y.S. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Break & Enter; Assault (reduced to Peace Bond).

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with a criminal prosecution of this domestic assault/ break and enter case.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to withdraw the criminal charges upon our client entering into a 12 month peace bond. No criminal record.