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R. vs. B.K. – Vancouver Provincial Court

Charges: Impaired Driving.

Issue: Whether Crown counsel could prove the impaired driving offence in light of evidence brought forward by Mr. Gauthier which suggested that our client did not voluntarily consume the drug that may have contributed to the the manner of his driving and the ensuing accident.

Result: Mr. Gauthier was able to persuade Crown counsel to proceed on the lesser charge of dangerous operation and, rather than being convicted of impaired driving, our client was granted a conditional discharge. No criminal conviction.

R. vs. M.B. – New Westminster Provincial Court

Charges: Impaired driving; refusing to provide a breath sample, driving while prohibited.

Issue: Whether it was in the public interest to proceed with the criminal charges.

Result: Mr. Mines was able to persuade Crown counsel to stay the criminal charges and proceed on lesser charges under the Motor Vehicle Act. Our client was sentenced to a driving prohibition and a fine. No criminal record.