The Queen vs. The Defendant
Cases tagged as Obstruction
Cases in 2019
R. v. N.P.2019
The client was charged with assault, uttering threats and resisting or obstructing a peace officer. There were a number of legal arguments I made to secure a sentence of a conditional discharge for the client, thus leaving the client without a conviction.
R. v. A.C.2019
The client was charged with impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. He also received a traffic ticket for failing to provide a driver's license. The client pleaded not guilty and the matters were set down for trial. I prepared for the trial, including preparing legal arguments, conducting legal research, preparing cross-examinations of the officers, and filing a notice alleging my client's rights had been violated. On the day of trial, after discussions with the crown, the crown agreed to drop all charges as there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction given the work I had done on the file. This left my client with no criminal record and no conviction.
R. v. S.J.2019
The client was charged with multiple driving offences including theft of a motor vehicle, failing to stop at the scene of an accident and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. He was also charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5000.00, three counts of breaching probation, six counts of failing to comply and one count of failing to appear. He pleaded guilty to the driving offences, possession of stolen property and breaching probation, along with failures to comply and failing to appear. The remaining charges were withdrawn. The client had an extensive related criminal record. The crown was initially seeking substantial jail time, but I was able to have the jail time reduced significantly for the client. The remainder of his charges were withdrawn.
Cases in 2018
R. v. D.A.2018
The client was charged with communications harassment and failing to comply with a protection order. Initially the crown was not agreeable to resolving the matter in a manner that would leave my client without a criminal record. However, upon further discussions with the crown, they agreed to withdraw the charge and allow the client to enter into a one-year peace bond.
R. v. B.C.2018
The client was charged with assaulting a peace officer and two counts of failing to comply. I worked hard to ensure that this client was not left with a conviction as where were definite extenuating circumstances that led to the allegations. After reviewing the disclosure, I set up a meeting with the crown and advised them of the concerns I had regarding the extenuating circumstances. In the end, the crown agreed, and all charges were withdrawn on the first court appearance.
R. v. C.K.2018
The client was charged with assault with a weapon, assault, mischief to property, failing to comply with an undertaking, two counts of failing to comply, and failing to comply with a provision of a protection order. The client pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, failing to comply with an undertaking and failing to comply with a provision of a protection order. The crown was initially seeking a term of incarceration, however, upon negotiating with the crown, I was able to convince them to agree to a term of probation. This took into account a prior related record.
R. v. R.F.2018
The client was charged with two counts of possession of stolen property under $5000.00, resisting a peace officer, possession of drugs, failing to comply with conditions of release (bail) and failing to attend court. The client elected to plead guilty to possession of stolen property, failing to comply with conditions of release, and failing to attend court. Because the client had a lengthy prior record, the crown was seeking jail. I argued that the client should not receive any jail time. The judge agreed, and the client was released from custody that day. The remaining charges were dropped.
Cases in 2017
R. v. J.J.2017
The client was charged with assaulting a police officer with a weapon and also ticketed for making a noise that disturbs another. The file was referred to Alternative Measures and upon completion of the requirements, the charges were withdrawn. Originally the crown was not in agreement with the referral, but Ms. Karpa made compelling arguments which convinced the crown to agree. No conviction. No criminal record.
R. v. B.M.2017
The client was charged with assault, unlawful confinement and resisting a PO. After requesting the crown review the matter regarding whether or not there was a reasonable likelihood of conviction, the crown agreed with Ms. Karpa's assessment and withdrew the charge outright.
R. v. K.M.2017
The client was charged on two different matters: one with assaulting a peace officer and the other was assault with a weapon. After many discussions with the crown surrounding the client's developmental issues, and with the aid of the client's many advocates, the crown finally agreed to stay both charges.
R. v. C.E.2017
The client was charged with assault and aggravated assault of a police officer. The matter was dealt with by way of counselling, which the client completed, and then the charge was withdrawn outright.
R. v. J.J.2017
The client was charged with possession of drugs, obstructing/resisting arrest and escaping custody while he was still a youth. The following year he was charged with a failure to appear. Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to withdraw all charges against the client.
Cases in 2016
R. v. J.K.2016
The client was charged with assaulting a police officer. The crown was initially unwilling to refer to the client to the Alternative Measures Program. With Ms. Karpa's hard work and persuasion, the crown finally agreed to the referral. Upon completion of the program the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.
R. v. J.M.2016
The client was charged with multiple possession of stolen property offences, in addition to trafficking in property obtained by crime, possession of a weapon, obstruction of a police officer and multiple failures to appear/breaches of release. The crown sought significant jail time given the client's related record. Ms. Karpa successfully argued for time served.
Cases in 2015
R. v. D.P.2015
The client was charged with possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking (marihuana), proceeds of crime, and obstructing a police officer. Ms. Karpa secured a reduction in the charge to simple possession of marihuana (contrary to section 4(1) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act) for an absolute discharge. No conviction entered. All other charges were withdrawn.
Cases in 2014
R. v. K.M.2014
The client was charged with assaulting a police officer. After lengthy negotiations, Ms. Karpa was able to have the charge against her client withdrawn.
R. v. T.I.2014
The client was charged with assaulting a police officer and uttering threats to a police officer. Both charges were dropped.
R. v. A.A.2014
The client was charged with failing to remain at the scene of an accident, obstruction of justice and dangerous driving. Ms. Karpa succeeded in having the allegations reduced from indictable to summary conviction proceedings. Further, pleas were entered to Traffic Safety Act offences (to avoid criminal convictions for those matters) for fines and probation. The client had been facing jail time.
Cases in 2013
R. v. G.C.2013
Client was charged with uttering threats and obstructing a police officer and causing a disturbance. The client entered into the Alternative Measures program. Upon completion of the program, the charges will be withdrawn by the Crown and the client will not have a criminal record.
R. v. B.M.2013
Client was charged with obstruction of a police officer and causing a disturbance. The client entered into the Alternative Measures program. Upon completion of the program, the charges will be withdrawn by the Crown and the client will not have a criminal record.
R. v. S.P.2013
The client was charged with obstructing a police officer. Ms. Karpa got the charge against the client withdrawn. No criminal record.
R. v. M.M.2013
Client was charged with obstructing a police officer, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, robbery, and breaches of bail conditions. Ms. Karpa got the robbery charge withdrawn.
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