The Queen vs. The Defendant
Cases tagged as Crime over $5000
Cases in 2020
R. v. J.K.2020
The client was charged with arson and mischief (damage to property over $5000). The matter was serious, as there was significant damage done to the property. At first, the crown was looking for a jail sentence if the client would have been convicted or pled guilty. However, after several back and forth negotiations with the crown, I was able to secure a non-custodial (no jail) sentence for the client.
Cases in 2019
R. v. B.L.2019
The client was charged on two different dockets. On one he was charged with possession over $5000. On the second he was charged with possession over $5000, possession under $5000, two counts of failing to comply, failing to provide insurance, driving while unauthorized and operating an unregistered motor vehicle. He pleaded guilty to the possession over charge on the first docket. On the second he pleaded guilty to the possession over charge and the two counts of failing to comply. The remaining charges were withdrawn. He received 90 days incarceration on each docket, for a total of six months. This was to be followed by a period of 12 months of probation.
R. v. M.G.2019
The client was charged with fraud over $5000. The crown was approached to see if she would be open to resolving the matter, given that the charges were dated and it was debatable whether they would be able to prosecute the matter at trial. Further, the client was out of province and was not aware of the charges, as police never followed up after their interview with him, and instead issued a warrant for his arrest. He was never provided with the opportunity to voluntarily turn himself in. Given this, the crown was agreeable to referring the matter to the alternative measures program. The client was required to write an apology letter and provide restitution to the complainant. The charge was withdrawn upon his doing so.
R. v. T.H.2019
The client was charged with possession of drugs, trafficking drugs (cocaine), possession of property obtained by crime over $5000.00, and unauthorized possession of a prohibited weapon. The client pleaded not guilty and the matter was set down for a preliminary hearing. After the hearing, the judge decided there was enough evidence to proceed to trial, though only on the trafficking drugs and possession of property charges. The matter was set down for a three-day trial in Queen's Bench. On the day of trial, I secured my client a resolution that would leave him with very little jail time considering the nature of the allegations.
Cases in 2018
R. v. W.W.2018
The client was charged with possession of stolen property under $5000.00. Although the client had a record for related matters, I negotiated with the crown to have the matter referred to the Mental Health Diversion Program. Once he was determined to be a fit for the program, he then completed the requirements of the program and the possession of stolen property under $5000.00 charge against him was dropped. My client was left with no conviction for this matter.
R. v. M.H.2018
The client was charged with theft over $5000.00 and theft under $5000.00 (two separate incidents). One of the allegations was a theft from employer. I convinced the prosecutor to agree to no actual jail and to reduce the one charge to a theft under $5000.00 versus over $5000.00. The client was sentenced to a conditional sentence order so did not have to spend time in jail.
R. v. A.W.2018
The client was charged with theft over $5000, theft under $5000, breaking and entering, possession (drugs), failing to comply, failing to appear and failing to attend for ID. After meeting with the crown to negotiate a resolution of the matter, the client pleaded guilty to theft under, failing to appear and theft of a motor vehicle (instead of theft over). The remaining charges against the client were withdrawn. The client had a lengthy criminal record. The client was sentenced to time served so there was no further incarceration.
R. v. R. v. J.F.2018
The client was charged with theft under $5000. I successful negotiation withdrawal of the charge upon the return of the items to the complainant through the police. The client avoided a criminal record/conviction.
R. v. R. v. S.V.2018
The client was charged with possession of stolen property over $5000 (motor vehicle), using a forged document and having no insurance. The client pleaded guilty to the possession charge and the other two counts were withdrawn. The crown initially requested the judge sentence the client to a term of probation which would have left the client with a criminal conviction. I urged the crown to agree to a conditional discharge, which they eventually did. The judge agreed to the conditional discharge, and the client was spared a conviction on their record.
R. v. D.M.2018
The client was charged with possession of stolen property under $5000.00 and theft over $5000.00. I met with the client and obtained information and documentation from him that assisted me with negotiating with the crown for the matter to proceed to a diversion program. Once the client completed the requirements of the program, the charges against the client were withdrawn. The client was left with no criminal record and no conviction.
Cases in 2017
R. v. R.W.2017
The client was charged with multiple offences. The charges included possession over $5000, possession under $5000, possession (drugs), failing to comply, and failing to appear for ID. The client was arrested on those outstanding charges. I negotiated a resolution for the client that meant he would not have to spend any more time in jail. He was released from custody upon his pleas being entered.
R. v. J.S.2017
The client was charged with several offences, including possession over $5000, possession under $5000, possessing a break-in instrument, possessing a weapon, trafficking in property, driving disqualified, taking a motor vehicle without consent, failing to appear and failing to comply. The client plead guilty to several charges and the remaining ones were withdrawn. The client received a sentence of 9 months global, less pre-trial custody. That left the client with only a few months to serve. The client had a lengthy record for similar offences and would have faced a much higher sentence, but I was able to negotiate a reduced sentence.
R. v. C.R.2017
The client was charged with possession over $5000.00, possession of drugs, possession of a weapon, possessing a break in instrument, breach of probation, FTA, failing to comply. I determined that there was a very weak case against her client. The matter was set for trial after a not guilty plea was entered. At trial, crown withdrew all of the charges.
R. v. L.S.2017
The client was charged with the indictable offence of theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to lay a new information with separate theft under $5000 counts, so that they would be summary offences, thereby allowing a conditional sentence outcome. The client had to pay full restitution and received a conditional sentence order of 18 months, followed by 12 months' probation. Normally, this kind of offence would garner a lengthy jail sentence as an outcome. Ms. Karpa was able to negotiate a resolution where the client avoided jail.
R. v. D.T.2017
The client was charged with theft over $5000 and fraud over $5000. Ms. Karpa arranged for the client to pay back the money owed and the charges against the client were withdrawn.
R. v. A.D.2017
The client was charged with theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa met with the crown who agreed that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction, and the crown thus withdrew the charge.
R. v. R.N.2017
The client was charged with theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa reviewed the file in depth and realized that there was significant outstanding disclosure. Ms. Karpa made several requests over the course of several months, but the crown did not produce the disclosure to the crown. The crown therefore agreed to withdraw all charges due to issues surrounding delays and disclosure.
R. v. H.F.2017
The client was charged with fraud over $5000, a trust theft situation. Originally the client did not qualify for Alternative Measures because of the nature of the charge. However, Ms. Karpa met with the crown and the crown ultimately agreed to refer the matter to Alternative Measures. Upon completion of the requirements, the charges were withdrawn.
R. v. L.S.2017
The client was charged with the indictable offence of theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to lay a new information with separate theft under $5000 counts, so that they would be summary offences, thereby allowing a conditional sentence outcome and no real jail. The client hacond to pay full restitution and received a conditional sentence order of 18 months, followed by 12 months' probation. Normally, these types of offences would garner real jail.
Cases in 2016
R. v. I.C.2016
The client was charged with fraud over $5000 and theft over $5000 from an employer. Ms. Karpa worked diligently with the client to show the crown that the allegations were unfounded, and a matter of a civil case versus a criminal case. Normally, this type of matter would garner a sentence of jail if convicted or if found guilty. The matter was withdrawn by the crown after Ms. Karpa met with them and reviewed the detailed documents prepared in support of the client's assertions.
R. v. A.G.2016
The client as charged with fraud over $5000.00. A conviction would have meant the client would lose their job. Ms. Karpa secured a complete withdrawal of the charge. No conviction. No criminal record.
R. v. C.F.2016
The client was charged with fraud over $5000.00 in an employment context. The client was facing jail time. Ms. Karpa prepared the matter for trial. The crown agreed to withdraw the charge just days before the trial. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.
Cases in 2015
R. v. D.A.2015
The client was charged with mischief to property over $5000.00 (damaging the property). The client received a fine.
Cases in 2014
R. v. B.N.2014
The client plead guilty to 4 separate bank robberies (caught on video) and 1 charge of possession of stolen property over $5000.00. The Crown sought a sentence of 10 years' incarceration. Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a sentence of 6 years total. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa's submissions, and the client was sentenced to 6 years total, less time for pre-trial custody.
R. v. I.B.2014
The client was charged with mischief causing damage to property over $5000.00. Ms. Karpa convinced the Crown to allow the client into the Alternative Measure program, and the charge against the client was withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.
Cases in 2013
R. v. J.F.2013
The client was charged with several break and enters, theft over $5000, theft under $5000, and breaches of recognizance. Although the allegation of break and enter was serious, and although the client was already out on bail for other break and enter allegations, upon entering guilty pleas to some of the offences, the remaining offences were withdrawn and the client received a 6 month conditional sentence order. That means the client was released to serve the sentence in the community.
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