Assault & Other Violent Offence Cases 2015

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 Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright.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. E.S., 2015

Client was charged with domestic assault. The matter was up for first appearance in court and Ms. Karpa was able to negotiate an immediate withdrawal of the charge. No criminal record/no conviction.

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 Karpa had the charges withdrawn.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. P.W., 2015

The client was charged with domestic assault contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Ms. Karpa had the charges dropped at the first appearance in court. No conviction/no criminal record.

 R. v. D.G., 2015

The client was charged with domestic assault including an allegation of choking. After lengthy negotiations with the Crown, Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright. No criminal record/no conviction. The client could continue to work without issues relating to a criminal record check.

R. v. M.C., 2015

The client was charged with a gang allegation of assault. There were several people involved in the matter, all of whom were charged with assault. After lengthy court proceedings, the Crown elected to stay the proceedings. No conviction entered.

R. v. J.C., 2015

The client was charged with assault and uttering threats against his ex-girlfriend. Ms. Karpa secured a peace bond for the client and the charges were withdrawn. The client will not have a criminal record or conviction.

R. v. A.B., 2015

The client was charged with simple assault involving an allegation of pushing. Ms. Karpa had the client enter into the Alternative Measures Program, even though at first blush the Crown did not agree that he was eligible. With Ms. Karpa’s convincing, the matter was referred to the Program and the charge was withdrawn. No record/no conviction.

R. v. P.M., 2015

The client was charged with harassment against an ex-girlfriend. After lengthy negotiations with the Crown based on Ms. Karpa’s review of the file, the charges were dropped. No conviction entered.

R. v. L.S., 2015

The client was charged with domestic assault, pursuant to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Ms. Karpa had the matter dealt with by way of a peace bond, and the charge was withdrawn. No conviction entered/no criminal record.

R. v. M.K., 2015

The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm in relation to a domestic partner. The allegation was serious, and the Crown elected to proceed to trial. Ms. Karpa was able to secure a peace bond for the client. No conviction entered. No criminal record.

R. v. A.I., 2015

The client was charged with assault pursuant to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Criminal defence lawyer Susan Karpa reviewed the file, and determine that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. Charges were withdrawn/dropped. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. T.N., 2015

The client was charged was a very serious assault against a domestic partner. Despite the Crown’s position that jail was warranted, Ms. Karpa secured a sentence of probation for the client.

R. v. B.C., 2015

The client was charged with a very serious assault with a weapon offence, and firearms related offences. Ms. Karpa got the firearm charge withdrawn. The Crown sought a significant jail sentence given the client’s related criminal convictions. Despite that, Ms. Karpa successfully argued for ten days in custody.

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. L.T., 2015

The client was charged with assault against another individual. Initially the client was not eligible for a court diversion program. However, Ms. Karpa successfully argued for the client’s acceptance into the program. The client was referred to diversion, and after completing the program the charge was withdrawn. No record. No conviction.

R. v. K.A., 2015

The client was charged with the criminal offence of uttering threats. The allegation was made by a family member. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa secured a withdrawal of the charge. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. T.H., 2015

The client was charged with a serious allegation of break and enter, assault and uttering threats against a domestic partner. The criminal charges were exceptionally serious, and the client faced the risk of jail given they had a prior related criminal record. With countless hours of work, including file review, criminal law sentencing research, and meetings with the client and the Crown, Ms. Karpa succeeded in having the client plead to less serious offences for a conditional sentence. No jail.

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. P.N., 2015

The client was charged with an allegation of assault (section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada) against a spouse. The allegation was serious in that it was alleged that a child was present at the time of the allegation. Despite that, Ms. Karpa secured a peace bond for the client, and the charge was withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. C.M., 2015

The client was charged with assault with a weapon – a knife. The allegation was that the knife was held to the complainant’s throat. With significant work to get the client treatment and counselling, the charge against the client was dropped. NO criminal record. No conviction

R. v. H.L., 2015

The client was charged with assault (section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada) against a spouse. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa worked painstakingly in defence of her client. In the end, Ms. Karpa convinced the Crown to drop the charge against the client. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. T.N., 2015

The client was charged with assault with a weapon (knife) in a domestic incident. The charge was serious in that the client was alleged to have cut the throat of the complainant. Though the charge was serious given the nature of the allegations, Ms. Karpa secured a withdrawal of the charge. No conviction, no criminal record. The client could move on with their life unencumbered by a conviction which would have had a devastating impact on employment and volunteering.

R. v. W.M., 2015

The client was charged with criminal harassment. A criminal record would have significantly impacted their ability to continue with their employment. Ms. Karpa carefully reviewed the case, and was able to convince the Crown to withdraw the charge. No conviction/no record.

R. v. M.H., 2015

The client was charged with assault (domestic). Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn. No conviction/no record.

R. v. T.A., 2015

The client was charged with assault involving a domestic allegation where several witnesses were present. With extensive work done on the file, Ms. Karpa was able to convince the Crown to withdraw/drop the charge against the client. The matter was concluded so that the client did not have a criminal record or conviction and could thus continue on with their employment.

R. v. L.S., 2015

The client was charged with a serious gang related attack on a complainant. The Crown sought a term of incarceration to be served in the community (conditional sentence). The co-accused had received a sentence of jail within the community. Ms. Karpa fought for a conditional discharge so that the client would have no conviction entered. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa and the client received a conditional discharge. No conviction entered.

R. v. B.M., 2015

The client was charged with a gang type assault upon the complainant. The allegation was that the client, along with three others, attacked the complainant and assaulted the complainant. The Crown wanted the client to have a conviction entered. Ms. Karpa wanted to ensure that the client did not have a conviction entered, and sought a conditional discharge. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa and the client received a conditional discharge. No conviction entered.