The Queen vs. The Defendant

Cases tagged as Mischief

Cases in 2019

  • R. v. C.B.2019

    The client was charged on three different dockets. On one docket he was charged with assault causing bodily harm, extortion, mischief endangering life, and uttering threats. On the other two he was charged with failing to comply on one and failing to appear on the other. He pleaded guilty to assault causing bodily harm, uttering threats, mischief, and failing to appear. The other charges were withdrawn. He received a sentence of 12 months incarceration, followed by 18 months of probation. Since he had been in custody, he had some pre-trial credit, which meant he had four months left to serve. There were also some ancillary orders (primary DNA and s. 109 prohibition) imposed.

  • R. v. C.M.2019

    The client was charged with mischief to property under $5000. After having discussions with the crown, counsel were able to reach a resolution. The client paid restitution to the complainant and the charge against him was withdrawn.

  • R. v. N.H.2019

    The client was charged with mischief. Initially he was charged with mischief over $5000. As the matter proceeded, the crown laid a new information to reduce the charge to mischief under $5000. After ECR discussions with the crown, a resolution was reached. The client paid restitution to the complainant. Once proof of delivery of the funds was received, the crown withdrew the charge.

  • R. v. H.C.2019

    The client was charged with mischief under $5000.00 (damaging a car). I met with the crown prosecutor to discuss the file, and they agreed to an outright withdrawal of the charge. My client was left with no criminal record and no conviction.

  • R. v. J.M.2019

    The client was charged with possession of stolen property over $5000.00, possession of stolen property under $5000.00, and mischief (damage to property). Subsequent to being charged with that set of charges, he was also charged with two counts of failing to appear and another count of failing to comply with conditions of release (bail). I convinced the crown to drop all charges and to only have my client plead to one count of failing to comply with release, for which he received a small fine.

  • R. v. D.G.2019

    The client was charged with theft under $5000.00, mischief and failing to appear for identification. The failure charge was at warrant status, as the date noted on the promise to appear wasn't clear, and the client showed up for fingerprinting on the date he thought the notice said. The crown agreed to bring the warrant forward and have the charge withdrawn on the first court date, given the circumstances. Originally the file was not approved for the alternative measures program. However, after case resolution discussions with the crown, they agreed to withdraw the charges outright, based on the fact that the client had already paid for the damage, and the disclosure package did not give a full picture of what had actually happened.

  • R. v. R.T.2019

    The client was charged with mischief to property under $5000.00. Though the crown was initially unwilling to refer the matter to the Alternative Measures Program, once I provided the crown with further information and had further discussions with them, they agreed to refer my client. Once my client completed the requirements of the program for the mischief charge, it was dropped and the matter was concluded, leaving my client with no criminal record and no conviction.

  • R. v. K.W.2019

    The client was charged with mischief and being unlawfully in a dwelling house. The charges were treated very seriously by the crown, as the complainant alleged that the client broke into the residence and damaged property in doing so. There was a lot of negotiating with the crown that I had to do to have the crown agree to resolve the matter by way of a peace bond versus proceeding with the charges. It was important my client did not have a record due to employment requirements. The charges of mischief and being unlawfully in a dwelling house were dropped (withdrawn).

  • R. v. M.L.2019

    The client was charged with mischief after breaking a window with a rock. I was able to have the charge referred to the Alternative Measures Program on the very first court date. Once my client completed the program, the charge was dropped, and my client was left with no criminal record and no conviction.

  • R. v. C.R.2019

    The client was charged with assault and mischief. The client was concerned about a conviction and how it would impact travel and employment. I was successful in having the matter referred to the Alternative Measures Program. The client completed the requirements of the program, and the charges were both dropped.

Cases in 2018

  • 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. M.J.2018

    The client was charged with assault and mischief. After discussions with the crown, they agreed to withdraw the charge and allow the client to enter into a one-year peace bond.

  • R. v. D.T.2018

    The client was charged with assault, mischief, and failing to remain at the scene of an accident. The allegations were serious and arose in a domestic situation. I approached the crown with respect to resolution of the matter, and after much negotiating, the crown ultimately agreed to stay the charge.

  • R. v. C.F.2018

    The client was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, forcible confinement, uttering threats, careless use of a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm contrary to a prohibition order, sexual assault and mischief. Initially the matter was set down for trial after a not guilty plea was entered. At the first trial date, I filed a notice alleging a breach of my client'’s rights. On the basis of that, a new trial date was set. Prior to second trial date, I filed yet another notice that related to breaches of my client's rights due to the lack of disclosure. Two days prior to the start of the second trial date, the crown stayed the charges. The matter was concluded. All of the charges were dropped.

  • R. v. F.R.2018

    The client was charged with assault, forcible confinement, mischief and uttering threats in a domestic related incident. I worked with the client to have him enrolled in programing to assist with my negotiations with the crown prosecutor. I determined that there were weaknesses in the crown's case. As a result of that, I was able to resolve my client's matter by way of an informal resolution. My client as left without a criminal record, and without a conviction when the charges were withdrawn.

  • R. v. A.N.2018

    The client was charged with assault and two counts of mischief. The client had a related criminal record. The client plead guilty to the assault, and the two mischief charges were dropped. The crown sought a sentence of probation, but agreed with my submissions instead, and granted my client a conditional discharge, leaving my client without a conviction.

  • 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.

  • R. v. T.B.2018

    The client was charged with mischief and a breach of his undertaking. After discussions with the crown, both charges were withdrawn on the first court date.

  • R. v. N.G.2018

    The client was charged with mischief for damaging a colleague'’s property. I was successful in having the matter referred to the Alternative Measures Program. Once the client completed the requirements, the charge was withdrawn, and I sent a letter to the police requesting the destruction of the client'’s fingerprints and identification information.

Cases in 2017

  • R. v. M.L.2017

    The client was charged with mischief and possessing a weapon. Initially the crown declined to refer the matter to the Alternative Measures program. Ms. Karpa had the client complete some tasks and presented the crown with the information. On the basis of that, the crown agreed to refer the matter to Alternative Measures and the crown withdrew the charges upon successful completion of the program.

  • R. v. P.M.2017

    The client was charged with mischief under the Criminal Code and unruly or dangerous behaviour under the Aeronautics Act. Ms. Karpa had both sets of charges dropped.

  • R. v. N.M.2017

    The client was charged with assault, uttering threats and mischief. The file was referred to Alternative Measures and upon completing the requirements of the program, the charges against him were withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

  • R. v. S.S.2017

    The client was charged with assault and mischief. This was a domestic allegation. I worked with the client to have them enter into counselling. This assisted me in convincing the prosecutor to withdraw the charges against the client.

  • R. v. M.B.2017

    The client was charged with breaking and entering with intent, carrying a concealed weapon and failing to comply with an undertaking. The client plead guilty to the lesser and included offence of mischief under $5000 and the remaining charges were withdrawn. The client received six months'’ probation.

  • R. v. B.D.2017

    The client was charged with mischief. The matter was referred to Alternative Measures and the matter was withdrawn upon successful completion of the requirements.

  • R. v. J.C.2017

    The client was charged with mischief. The file was referred to AMP and the Crown withdrew the charges upon successful completion of the program. No criminal record. No conviction.

Cases in 2016

  • R. v. M.M.2016

    The client was charged with theft under $5000.00, breaking & entering, mischief and trespassing at night. The Crown agreed to refer the matter to the Alternative Measures Program under the guise of it being a lesser included offence of unlawfully in a dwelling house, and the charge was eventually dropped after successful completion of the same.

  • R. v. B.C.2016

    The client was charged with mischief to property under $5000. He plead guilty to the offence and received probation due to a related record.

  • R. v. J.S.2016

    The client was charged with serious assault related offences, including harassment and mischief. Ms. Karpa was able to have all of the charges withdrawn/dropped.

  • R. v. L.P.2016

    The client was charged with assault, mischief, and uttering threats. Ms. Karpa worked with the client and had all charges against the client withdrawn after negotiations with the Crown.

  • R. v. K.F.2016

    The client was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm, and mischief (damage to property). This was a serious matter with multiple charges involving a domestic allegation. Because of the seriousness of the charges, the crown sought a conviction and a term of probation. Ms. Karpa successful argued before the court that the client should receive an absolute discharge. Ms. Karpa'’s arguments were accepted by the court and the client walked away with no conviction entered.

  • R. v. Y.Z.2016

    The client was charged with break and enter, mischief, uttering threats and assault. Due to immigration issues a conviction would have been detrimental to the client. Ms. Karpa secured the complete withdrawal of all charges against her client.

  • R. v. J.P.2016

    The client was charged with assault and mischief. Though initially the crown did not agree to the matter being referred to Alternative Measures, Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to do so. The client completed the program and the charge was withdrawn.

  • R. v. B.V.2016

    The client was charged with sexual assault, mischief and assault. The client plead not guilty and the matter was set down for trial. On the day of trial Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to withdraw all charges.

  • R. v. D.S.2016

    The client was charged with break and enter and mischief (damage to property). This was a serious criminal matter as the potential punishment the client was facing was jail. Despite that, Ms. Karpa was successful in having all of the charges against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

  • R. v. R.K.2016

    The client was charged with multiple counts of possession of stolen property, break and enter, mischief and drug related offences. The crown sought actual jail time but Ms. Karpa argued before the judge that the client should be allowed to be sentenced to a community based sentence so that the client could seek counselling for a drug addiction. Ms. Karpa was successful in her application.

  • R. v. K.M.2016

    The client was charged with arson. The situation involved an allegation that but for the evidence provided by the client, the police would not have discovered the culprit. There were serious issues involving the client's mental health. With a lot of perseverance and hard work, Ms. Karpa was able to have the matter referred to Alternative Measures on the basis of the lesser included offence of mischief/damage to property. Upon successful completion of the program, the charge was withdrawn.

  • R. v. J.D.2016

    The client was charged with mischief/damage to property, possession of stolen property, and possession of break and enter instruments. The crown was initially unwilling to agree to refer the matter to Alternative Measures. Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to agree to the referral. The client completed the program and all charges were withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

  • R. v. L.F.2016

    The client was charged with break and enter, common assault, and mischief. Ms. Karpa prepared for trial. At trial, the charges were withdrawn by the crown. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

Cases in 2015

  • R. v. D.B.2015

    The client was charged with a serious assault causing bodily harm, mischief to property, and uttering threats. Ms, Karpa'’s review of the file revealed several issues with the Crown's ability to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. With that, Ms. Karpa had all of the charges against the client withdrawn/dropped. No conviction. No criminal record.

  • R. v. D.A.2015

    The client was charged with mischief to property over $5000.00 (damaging the property). The client received a fine.

  • R. v. T.K.2015

    The client was charged with break and enter and mischief to property. Ms. Karpa had all charges withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

Cases in 2014

  • R. v. J.U.2014

    The client was charged with mischief, assault and uttering threats charges pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada. The charges stemmed from a domestic violence allegation. Significant damage was done to a vehicle and a residence. Despite that, and despite the seriousness of the allegations, all charges against the client were withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

  • R. v. M.G.2014

    The client was charged with mischief (damage to property) in relation to a vehicle. Ms. Karpa successfully had the charge dropped (withdrawn) after the client was accepted into and completed a diversion program. No criminal record. No conviction.

  • 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. B.K.2013

    Client was charged with mischief to property. Ms. Karpa presented a compelling argument to the Crown as to why the charge should be withdrawn. With Ms. Karpa'’s persuasion, the charge was dropped. No conviction/no criminal record.