Assault & Other Violent Offence Cases 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 Despite that, and despite the seriousness of the allegations, all charges against the client were withdrawn.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. G.L., 2014

The client was charged with a serious assault involving a serious fight (kicking and punching) that was caught on video. The Crown sought a term of probation which would mean the client would have had a conviction and criminal record. After a careful review of the file, and the relevant case law, Ms. Karpa argued before the Judge that the client should instead receive a conditional discharge. The Judge sided with Ms. Karpa, and the client received a conditional discharge. No conviction.

R. v. J.C., 2014

The client was charged with criminal harassment involving a dispute. Ms. Karpa secured a peace bond for the client. Charge of criminal harassment withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. D.B., 2014

The client was charged with a serious assault involving a serious fight outside of a bar. The Crown initially sought a term of probation which would mean the client would have had a conviction and criminal record. After negotiations with the Crown, Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa convinced the Crown to join her in her application for a conditional discharge. The Judge accepted the joint recommendation, and the client received a conditional discharge. No conviction.

R. v. M.J., 2014

The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm pursuant to section 267(B) of the Criminal Code of Canada (domestic violence allegation). The allegation was serious in that it was that of a punch to the face causing injury to the mouth. With her background as a former prosecutor, Calgary criminal defence lawyer Susan Karpa managed to argue for the complete withdrawal of all charges. Thus the client did not have end up with a conviction or criminal record.

R. v. A.C., 2014

The client was charged with the criminal offences of assault (spitting) and uttering threats. Ms. Karpa made an application to the Crown prosecutor to accept the client into a diversion program, despite the seriousness of the allegation (spitting). After the diversion program was completed, the charges against the client were withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. D.S., 2014

The client was charged with uttering threats in a neighbor dispute. The allegation arose after an altercation between the parties. The criminal charge of uttering threats was withdrawn and the client received a peace bond instead. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. K.W., 2014

The allegation was made that the client had committed an assault against their domestic partner. The allegation was serious. Instead of a conviction being entered, and instead of the client receiving a criminal record, Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn.

R. v. M.D., 2014

This was a serious allegation of assault causing bodily harm. The client was alleged to have assaulted his spouse (domestic assault) while in the presence of their young child. Despite the seriousness of the allegation, Ms. Karpa worked with the client to put their best foot forward in terms of negotiating with the Crown for an acceptable resolution of the matter. Criminal lawyer Susan Karpa successfully argued for a peace bond. The charge of domestic assault withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. M.D., 2014

This was a serious allegation of assault causing bodily harm. The client was alleged to have assaulted his spouse (domestic assault) while in the presence of their young child. Despite the seriousness of the allegation, Ms. Karpa worked with the client to put their best foot forward in terms of negotiating with the Crown for an acceptable resolution of the matter. Criminal lawyer Susan Karpa successfully argued for a peace bond. The charge of domestic assault withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. A.R., 2014

The client was charged with a serious allegation of assault with a weapon pursuant to section 267(A) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The altercation was caught on video. After Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa received the file, she began preparing the client’s case for a plea. Ms. Karpa had the charge reduced to simple assault (section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada) and Ms. Karpa argued for an absolute discharge. The Judge granted Ms. Karpa’s application. No conviction entered.

R. v. K.M., 2014

The client was charged with an allegation of assault against their former spouse (domestic assault). The matter had been waived in from another jurisdiction for a guilty plea. Despite the Crown asking for a conviction to be entered, Ms. Karpa convinced the Judge to agree to sentence the client to an absolute discharge. The Judge granted Ms. Karpa’s application. No conviction entered.

R. v. K.L., 2014

The client was charged with an allegation of assault that arose in a domestic situation. Further, the client was charged with failing to comply with release conditions. Ms. Karpa successfully had both criminal charges withdrawn and instead a peace bond was entered into. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. C.T., 2014

The client was charged with uttering threats pursuant to section 264.1(1)(A) of the Criminal Code of Canada. The allegation arose out of a domestic situation. After speaking to witnesses, reviewing the evidence, and meeting with the Crown to discuss the matter, Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa had the charge against her client dropped. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. A.T., 2014

The client was charged with a serious allegation of domestic assault. A criminal conviction would be detrimental to the client’s employment. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa reviewed the file to determine potential issues with the Crown’s case against the client. There were serious issues with the complainant’s credibility. On the basis of her review of the evidence, Ms. Karpa obtained a complete withdrawal of all charges against the client. Ms. Karpa had determined that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction, and was able to convince the Crown that was the case. Charges dropped. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. L.S., 2014

Client charged with assault against a child. Ms. Karpa got the Crown to agree to drop the charge against her client.

R. v. B.L., 2014

Allegations of assault and uttering threats were dropped by the Crown on Ms. Karpa’s urging. Instead, the client received a peace bond. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. N.B., 2014

Client was charged with assault with a weapon, assault, and uttering threats. The incident involved an allegation that a knife was used. Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a term of probation versus jail for her client.

R. v. M.J., 2014

The client was charged with uttering threats, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous, and multiple counts of simple assault. Ms. Karpa got the Crown to withdraw several counts against her client. For the remaining counts, although the client had a related record, Ms. Karpa secured a short term of probation for her client.

R. v. B.S., 2014

Client charged with domestic allegation of assault and uttering threats. The client received a peace bond and the charges were all dropped.

R. v. C.P., 2014

The client was charged with assault against his wife and child. Although the allegations were serious, Ms. Karpa negotiated to have the charges against her client withdrawn. The client instead received a peace bond. No conviction.

R. v. B.H., 2014

Client charged with assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats against his domestic partner. The client received a peace bond and the charges were all dropped. No criminal record/no conviction.

R. v. K.M., 2014

The client was charged with assaulting a police officer. After lengthy negotiations, Ms. Karpa was able to have the charge against her client withdrawn.

R. v. T.I., 2014

The client was charged with assaulting a police officer and uttering threats to a police officer. Both charges were dropped.