R. vs. B.A. - Vancouver Provincial Court
Charge: Aggravated Assault with a Weapon.
Issue: Whether, during the commission of the stabbing offence, our client was suffering from a mental disorder.
Result: Mr. Mines was able to assemble medical records and obtain an expert psychiatric opinion that ultimately resulted in the Court making the finding that our client was not criminally responsible on account of a mental disorder. Rather than facing a lengthy jail sentence, our client was referred, on an out of custody basis, to the Mental Health Review Board for final disposition. No jail. No criminal record.