The Queen vs. The Defendant
Cases tagged as Administrative Offences
Cases in 2019
R. v. C.J.2019
The client was charged with driving while disqualified and failing to appear for court. The client had an extensive related record. I worked with the client to gather as much information and documentation as I could so that I could approach the crown to resolve the matter by way of pleas to traffic tickets versus criminal charges. The crown agreed with my arguments, and in the end, the client received traffic ticket convictions only, no criminal convictions and no criminal record entries. He received a small fine.
Cases in 2018
R. v. J.C.2018
The client was charged with theft of a motor vehicle, possession of stolen property under $5000 and failing to appear for ID. This was a historical matter. I met with the crown to resolve the matter. The crown agreed to withdraw the charges.
R. v. S.L.2018
The client was charged with possession of stolen property, dangerous driving, failing to stop vehicle and failing to comply. The client was further charged in a different jurisdiction for theft of a motor vehicle, failing to appear and failing to comply. The client pleaded not guilty to the possession of stolen property et al charges and they were set down for trial. At trial her matters from both jurisdictions were before the court. The client pleaded guilty to an amended charge of possession of stolen property under $5000 and all the rest were withdrawn. As the client was in custody at the time of trial, the client received time served.
R. v. P.A.2018
The client was charged with impaired driving and refusing to comply with a demand. He pleaded guilty to the impaired charge and the refusal charge was withdrawn. The client was sentenced to a fine plus a victim fine surcharge and a one year driving prohibition, with eligibility for the interlock after three months.
R. v. J.C.2018
The client was charged with driving while disqualified and failing to appear. I met with the crown to negotiate a resolution of the matter by way of a withdrawal of the charges. The crown agreed that it was not in the public interest to prosecute the client, and the charges were withdrawn.
R. v. H.W.2018
The client was charged with failing or refusing to comply with a demand. The client entered a pleaded guilty and received a fine plus a one year driving prohibition, with eligibility for the interlock after three months.
R. v. S.F.2018
The client was charged with refusing to comply with a demand for a roadside breath sample in relation to an impaired driving investigation. After reviewing the file, I determined that there were a number of issues that could be raised at trial. The client elected to plead not guilty, and the matter was set down for trial. Prior to the trial date, I filed a notice with the court alleging my client's rights were violated. The crown received a copy of the notice and advised me ahead of the trial date that they agreed with my arguments and would be dropping the charge. My client was left with a clean record and no conviction.
Cases in 2017
R. v. N.E.2017
The client was charged with two counts of failing to comply and one of carrying a concealed weapon. The matter was set for trial. On the day of trial, he plead guilty to carrying a concealed weapon and one of the failure to comply charges. The remaining failure to comply was withdrawn. He received a conditional discharge and 20 hours of community service for a matter where the prospect of a conviction was great.
R. v. G.F.2017
The client was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and failing to comply. The client plead not guilty and the matter was set for a preliminary inquiry. At the prelim, the crown withdrew the failure to comply charge. The matter was eventually set down for trial. Upon conclusion of the trial, the judge found the client not guilty on all of the sexual offences.
R. v. M.A.2017
The client was arrested and remanded on multiple charges including assault with a weapon, assault, uttering threats, failing to comply with a protection order and failing to appear. A bail hearing was set, at which time he plead guilty, and was released with time served.
R. v. A.S.2017
The client was charged with failing to comply with conditions of his peace bond. The Crown agreed to withdraw the charges after the client successfully attended and completed counselling sessions.
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.
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. J.D.2016
The client was charged with being in possession of stolen property and failing to appear. He plead not guilty and a trial date was set. Ms. Karpa was successful in having all charges withdrawn on the date of trial. No conviction/no criminal record.
R. v. G.B.2016
The client was charged with possession of drugs (marijuana) and failing to comply with conditions. The client plead guilty to failing to comply and the drug charge was withdrawn. The crown initially sought a fine with a conviction entered. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to agree to a conditional discharge, despite the client having a related record.
R. v. A.K.2016
The client was initially charged with one count of trafficking and one count of importing and exporting drugs. Following that they subsequently sustained a failure to comply and a failure to appear charge. The crown eventually proceeded with a new indictment for trafficking only. The client plead guilty to this charge and received a jail sentence well below the appropriate range, as well as a fine. The other charges against her were withdrawn.
R. v. M.Q.2016
The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 and failing to appear at court. The matter involved a domestic dispute wherein the complainant alleged the theft of a telephone. Initially the crown would not agree to the referral to Alternative Measures, but Ms, Karpa convinced them to do so. Ms. Karpa secured the withdrawal of the charges after the matter was referred to Alternative Measures.
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. 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. 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. M.W.2015
The client faced charges of possession of stolen property under $5000.00 and break and enter. Ms. Karpa argued for a reduction of the charge to unlawfully being in a dwelling house, and argued for Alternative Measures. The client was accepted into the program, and after the program was completed, the charges against the client were all withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.
R. v. R.M.2015
The client as charged with shoplifting and failing to appear in court. All matters were withdrawn as part of the Alternative Measures program.
R. v. A.B.2015
The client as charged with impaired driving causing bodily harm and failure to provide a breath sample. The crown agreed to a plea to the offence of failure to provide a breath sample after Ms. Karpa reviewed the file and found problems with the crown's case. Initially the client faced a jail sentence, however, Ms. Karpa secured a plea to the summary conviction offence versus to the indictable offence for a fine and a driving prohibition.
Cases in 2014
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.
R. v. R.M.2014
The client was charged with possession of drugs (marihuana) in relation to a search of a vehicle, and failing to appear. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa had both sets of charges against the client dropped. No conviction, no criminal record.
Cases in 2013
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.
View Successful Cases
- Assaults, Threats, and Harassment Cases
- Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Offences Cases
- Possession of Child Pornography and Luring Cases
- Drug Offences Cases
- Firearms & Weapons Offences Cases
- Property Related Offences Cases
- Murder & Manslaughter Offences Cases
- Impaired Driving & Other Driving Offences Cases
- Release Conditions Probation and Conditional Sentences Cases
- Release and Bail Cases