The Queen vs. The Defendant

Cases for Failing to Comply with Release Conditions, Probation and Conditional Sentences

Cases in 2020

  • R. v. C.W.2020

    The client had a matter that was at warrant status from years prior. It related to a failure to appear at court for an amendment to a conditional sentence order. It took a lot of investigating and phone calls to achieve the result of having the charge dismissed.

  • R. v. D.M.2020

    The client was charged with domestic assault and immediately, the police instituted a no contact provision with the client's spouse. I was able to have that condition amended to allow for contact.

  • R. v. D.M.2020

    The client was charged with domestic assault and immediately, the police instituted a no contact provision with the client's spouse. I was able to have that condition amended to allow for contact.

Cases in 2019

  • R. v. P.M.2019

    The client was charged with two counts of breaching probation and failing to appear with a summons. The charges were from a few years back when the client failed to finish counseling sessions she was required to take. She was a young mom in her 20s and had trouble completing counseling due to transportation issues, affordability, and childcare. She had spoken with her probation officer about this and left numerous messages, but she did not hear back from him and so she assumed it was fine. She was served with a summons, however at the time it was delivered to an old address. She had shown her probation officer her lease of residence but it was not recorded on her file. She was unaware she had court. After discussions with the crown, they were agreeable to allowing her to complete the counseling which was initially required. Upon doing so, and proof being provided, the charges were withdrawn.

  • R. v. P.M.2019

    The client was charged with two counts of breaching probation and failing to appear with a summons. The charges were from a few years back when the client failed to finish counselling sessions she was required to take. She was a young mom in her 20s and had trouble completing counselling due to transportation issues, affordability, and childcare. She had spoken with her probation officer about this and left numerous messages, but she did not hear back from him and so she assumed it was fine. She was served with a summons, however at the time it was delivered to an old address.  She had shown her probation officer her lease of residence but it was not recorded on her file. She was unaware she had court. After discussions with the crown, they were agreeable to allowing her to complete the counselling which was initially required. Upon doing so, and proof being provided, the charges were withdrawn.

Cases in 2014

  • R. v. E.L.2014

    The client was charged with failure to comply with release (bail conditions). All of the charges were dropped. No conviction. No criminal record.

  • R. v. P.D.2014

    The client was charged with the criminal offence of failing Charge of failure to comply with release was dropped by the Crown on Ms. Karpa'’s urging.

Cases in 2013

  • R. v. N.L.2013

    Client was charged with multiple offences. Police arrested client on an allegation of a breach of his release. Ms. Karpa got the client out on bail for the second time.