The Queen vs. The Defendant

Cases tagged as Breaches

Cases in 2020

  • R. v. R.S.2020

    The client was charged with two counts of breaching the conditions of a probation order, two counts of breaching a Protection Against Family Violence Act order (EPO) and two counts of failing to appear at court. I reviewed the file and determined that the allegations had really been subsumed within the facts associated with the client's previous sentence. I wrote to the crown to point out the issue, and all of the charges were brought forward into court and withdrawn (dropped) by the crown.

  • R. v. R.S.2020

    The client was charged with several domestic offences. The offence allegations were that of harassment, threats, and breaches of no contact orders (bail release conditions). The client did not have counsel at first, and then hired me to try to get him out of jail. I was successful in doing so. The client was released the same day we dealt with his pleas and the matter was fully resolved.

Cases in 2019

  • R. v. M.H.2019

    The client was charged with possession of a forged document, fraud under $5000, possession of drugs, breaching a CSO condition, failing to comply with a probation order, and failing to attend court. He pleaded guilty to uttering a forged document and possession of drugs. The remaining charges were withdrawn. The client was in custody at the time of his guilty plea. He was given a 15 day global sentence and 18 months probation on his previous conviction.

  • 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 Upon doing so, and proof being provided, the charges were withdrawn.

Cases in 2018

  • R. v. L.M.2018

    The client was charged with three counts of breaching a probation order that the client was sentenced to in relation to fraud charges. The pleaded guilty to two of the counts and the third was withdrawn. The client received a sentence of 14 days in jail given his prior related record for which the client had received a lengthier sentence than the one I was able to secure for the client.

  • R. v. M.H.2018

    The client was charged with multiple offences including robbery, assault with a weapon, assault, theft under $5000, failing to appear for ID and failing to appear. The matter involved a serious allegation as the complainant to the robbery suffered injuries. Despite that, the matter was resolved by way of a guilty plea to a lesser included offence to robbery, being assault with a weapon. All other charges were withdrawn, and the client received time served.

Cases in 2017

  • R. v. J.J.2017

    The client was charged with a breach of probation. In discussions with the crown, I was able to have the charge withdrawn.

  • 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. B.D.2017

    The client was charged with a breach of probation. The client plead guilty to the charge and received a fine. The crown agreed not to apply to revoke the client'’s curative discharge.

Cases in 2016

  • R. v. J.O.2016

    The client was charged with breaching a peace bond in relation to a domestic matter. Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

  • R. v. C.P.2016

    The client was charged with multiple counts of domestic assault and breaches of bail. The crown initially sought jail time, but Ms. Karpa was able to have all of the charges against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction entered.

  • R. v. M.Q.2016

    The client was charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm, failure to comply with a protection order, and breaches of release. The crown initially sought a jail sentence. However, after Ms. Karpa worked with the client to put forward the suggestion of an outright withdrawal, upon completion of counselling, the crown agreed. All of the charges were withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

  • R. v. G.R.2016

    The client was charged with breaching a probation order in relation to a previous robbery matter. Ms. Karpa had the breach dropped/withdrawn altogether.

  • R. v. O.R.2016

    The client was charged with breaching a conditional sentence order in relation to possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking (marijuana). Ms. Karpa argued the client should not face any jail time, and was successful in her argument. Client avoided jail.

  • 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. A.F.2015

    The client was charged with several breaches of court orders and criminal harassment. The Crown sought the client'’s detention. Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated for the client's release from custody on bail.

  • R. v. E.E.2015

    Client was charged with breaching a court order in relation to robbery matter. Ms. Karpa secured his release.

  • R. v. D.C.2015

    The client was charged with breaching his released conditions. On the day of trial Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright. No conviction entered/no criminal record.

  • R. v. M.P.2015

    Client was charged with breach of probation, and assault. On the day of trial, Ms. Karpa had the charges withdrawn. No criminal record/no conviction.

  • R. v. T.N.2015

    The client was charged with multiple offences including assault, breaching bail conditions and failures to appear in court. Despite the serious nature of the assault, Ms. Karpa secured the sentence of a low fine for the client. No jail.

  • R. v. B.L.2015

    The client was charge with property related offences and breaches of release. The client had an extensive related record. The Crown sought an additional 3 months in jail. Ms. Karpa argued for time served so that the client could be released and could go home, and the Court agreed with Ms. Karpa'’s proposal.

  • R. v. C.M.2015

    The client was charged with numerous counts of fraud and theft offences, as well as failing to appear in court, and breaches of court orders. Ms. Karpa had the breaches of court orders and the failures to appear withdrawn. No conviction and no criminal record for those offences.

  • R. v. D.Z.2015

    The client was charged with multiple charges of possession of stolen property, theft under $5000.00, breaches of recognizance, firearms offences, and failures to appear in court (over 15 charges). The client had a lengthy related record. The Crown argued for a lengthy jail sentence. Ms. Karpa argued for a short jail sentence. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa, and the client received a short jail sentence.

  • R. v. W.M.2015

    The client was charged with breaching a court order. Ms. Karpa secured the client an absolute discharge. No conviction entered. No criminal record.

  • R. v. K.P.2015

    The client was charged with possession of the purpose of trafficking (cocaine and marihuana), possession of weapons, breaches of release conditions and simple possession of drugs. Ms. Karpa had the charge of possession for the purpose of trafficking reduced to simple possession, and had other charges including impaired driving all dropped. The client received small fines as a sentence.

  • R. v. L.B.2015

    The client faced a charge of driving of disqualified. The Crown sought a jail sentence for the allegation, given the client'’s breach of a court order. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa successfully argued against a sentence of jail, and instead the client receive a fine.

Cases in 2013

  • R. v. S.H.2013

    Client was charged with extortion, uttering threats, criminal harassment, and breaches of bail conditions. Ms. Karpa was hired after the client had already plead guilty to the offences. The Crown wanted a jail sentence because of the seriousness of the offence and because of the client's prior criminal record. With Ms. Karpa'’s successful arguments the client did not receive a jail sentence.

  • 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.

  • R. v. N.L.2013

    Client was charged with break and enter, possession of stolen property, theft of a motor vehicle, breaches of bail conditions, and failures to appear in court. Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated for a plea to less serious offences for the break and enter and possession/theft offences. Client received a term of probation.

  • 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.

  • R. v. R.B.2013

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

  • 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.

  • R. v. J.S.2013

    Client charged with fleeing from police, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and his sixth breach of a conditional sentence order. Ms. Karpa managed to have the flight from police and possession of a stolen motor vehicle charges withdrawn.

  • R. v. B.M.2013

    Client was charged with breaches of bail and Traffic Safety Act offences. The serious Traffic Safety Act offences were dropped. The client was sentenced to a minimal fine on the remaining charges.

  • R. v. S.H.2013

    Criminal harassment and multiple breach of bail charges. Client had a prior criminal record. Crown sought jail. Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa and the client was sentenced to a conditional sentence and probation , no jail.

  • R. v. C.H.2013

    Client was charged with two sets of offences: (1) domestic assault causing bodily harm and breaches of bail conditions; and (2) uttering threats. All charges were withdrawn against the client. No convictions/no criminal record.