The Queen vs. The Defendant

Cases tagged as Causing a Disturbance

Cases in 2019

  • R. v. A.R.2019

    The client was charged with assaulting a peace officer, two counts of assault, causing a disturbance, and public intoxication. It was clear to me after having reviewed the file that the client hadn't committed a criminal offence when the assaults originally started. It was clear that what happened after was a result of my client being attacked. I was able to negotiate with the crown so that the two assault charges were dropped, and the assaulting a peace officer charge was reduced to a resisting arrest. With that, the matters were referred to the Alternative Measures Program. My client was successful in completing the requirements of the program and the remaining charges were dropped.

Cases in 2018

  • R. v. M.F.2018

    The client was charged with mischief (damage to property) and public intoxication. I had the public intoxication ticket dropped outright. I then had resolution discussions with the crown on the remaining mischief charge. The crown agreed to drop the mischief charge outright. My client was left without a criminal record and without a conviction.

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 The file was referred to Alternative Measures and upon completion of the requirements, the charges were withdrawn.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.

Cases in 2016

  • R. v. E.D.2016

    The client was charged with theft under $5000, failing to appear for fingerprinting, failing to attend court and being intoxicated in a public place. The client was adamant that this was a case of mistaken identity, as he never lived in Calgary, and was not in the city at the time of the offences. Ms. Karpa was successful in negotiating with the crown on that basis that the charges should be withdrawn.

  • R. v. S.D.2016

    The client was charged with causing a disturbance in relation to a bar fight. Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client dropped. No criminal record. No conviction. This was important as the client had to travel to the USA frequently and a conviction would have caused him significant issues with being able to travel.

  • R. v. B.C.2016

    The client was charged with common assault. The allegation was that both the complainant and the client were intoxicated and got into a fight. Ms. Karpa convinced the Crown to withdraw the charge outright. The client was spared from having a criminal record/conviction.

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.