Assaults & Other Violent Offences 2016

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 Karpa was able to have all of the charges withdrawn/dropped.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. J.L., 2016

The client was charged with prostitution related offences. Ms. Karpa had the charges dropped. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. J.B., 2016

The client was charged with unlawful confinement and assault in a serious domestic related matter. Ms. Karpa determined that a key piece of evidence had been destroyed by the police and thus she was successful in having all charges against the client withdrawn outright.

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 Karpa worked with the client and had all charges against the client withdrawn after negotiations with the Crown.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. 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. S.B., 2016

The client was charged with several counts of indecent act/exposure. The client was facing jail time, but Ms. Karpa negotiated with the Crown based upon issues with the Crown’s case, and secured a conditional discharge for the client. No conviction entered.

R. v. J.O., 2016

The client was charged with breaching a peace bond in relation to a domestic matter. Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. T.J., 2016

The client was charged with assault against a domestic partner. Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. C.P., 2016

The client was charged with multiple counts of domestic assault and breaches of bail. The crown initially sought jail time, but Ms. Karpa was able to have all of the charges against the client withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction entered.

R. v. C.B., 2016

The client was charged with assault. A criminal record would have had a detrimental impact on employment. The charge was withdrawn and the client kept their employment without issue.

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. A.M., 2016

The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm. The matter was serious in that the complainant suffered from long term issues. Ms. Karpa reviewed the file in detail and determined there were issues with the crown’s ability to prove identification. Further, there were issues with the voluntariness of the client’s statement to police. Based on that, Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn. No conviction entered.

R. v. C.P., 2016

The client was charged with assault involving a dispute at a store. Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client dropped.

R. v. G.F., 2016

Client was charged with criminal harassment in the context of a neighbor dispute. The dispute had been ongoing. The charges were withdrawn. No record/no conviction.

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.

R. v. L.E., 2016

The client was charged with assault, contrary to section 266 of the Criminal Code of Canada. The context was that of a domestic dispute. The matter was resolved by way of a peace bond, and the charge was dropped/withdrawn. No criminal record/no conviction.

R. v. S.G., 2016

The client was charged with criminal harassment in relation to a neighbour dispute. The complainant’s allegation was clearly false. Ms. Karpa secured a peace bond for the client and the charges were dropped. No criminal record/no conviction.

R. v. R.C., 2016

The client was charged with assault with a weapon (x2) and possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous (bear spray). The incident occurred at a party, and an altercation occurred between two groups of people. The Crown prosecutor sought a term of probation for the discharge of the bear spray. Ms. Karpa presented an argument to the court for a conditional discharge, and succeeded. The court found the client guilty but declined to convict pending his completion of the conditions.

R. v. K.C., 2016

The client was charged with assault in a “road rage” type dispute. A conviction would have had a serious impact upon the client’s employment. Ms. Karpa managed to secure a withdrawal of the matter. No criminal conviction/no criminal record. The client’s employment was unaffected.

R. v. K.B., 2016

The client was charged with assault. The situation involved a dispute at a job site. Ms. Karpa met with the Crown and presented her client’s position. The Crown agreed to withdraw the charges outright. The client’s employment was unaffected. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. H.J., 2016

The client was charged with a serious assault arising from a domestic violence allegation. Initially the crown sought jail. Eventually the crown agreed to stay the charge on the basis of the work that Ms. Karpa did. No conviction.

R. v. D.S., 2016

The client was charged with assault (domestic violence offence allegation). Ms. Karpa had the charged withdrawn after a peace bond was entered into. No conviction.

R. v. A.L., 2016

The client was charged with common assault arising out of a domestic dispute. A conviction would have had an impact upon the client’s employment. Ms. Karpa secured the outright withdrawal of the charge. No criminal conviction/no criminal record. The client’s employment was thus unaffected.

R. v. M.B., 2016

This was a complex matter where the complainant made allegations of assault to further a family law dispute. After much work on Ms. Karpa’s part, the crown agreed that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction and withdrew the charge. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

R. v. M.Q., 2016

The client was charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm, failure to comply with a protection order, and breaches of release. The crown initially sought a jail sentence. However, after Ms. Karpa worked with the client to put forward the suggestion of an outright withdrawal, upon completion of counselling, the crown agreed. All of the charges were withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

R. v. T.B., 2016

The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm. The matter involved a one-punch assault outside of a nightclub. The client entered a guilty plea. Ms. Karpa put strenuously argued the client should receive a conditional discharge. The crown sought a term of incarceration to be served within the community. The judge agreed with Ms. Karpa and the client received a conditional discharge.

R. v. A.S., 2016

The client was charged with assault and uttering threats. Ms. Karpa secured the outright withdrawal of the charge. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. D.B., 2016

The client was charged with assault in relation to a domestic dispute. It was clear upon Ms. Karpa’s review of disclosure that this was a matter that was a consensual “fight” or argument, and that no criminal liability should have resulted. The crown agreed to withdraw the charge. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. M.M., 2016

The client was charged with assault in relation to a domestic dispute. Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn at the first appearance. No criminal record/no conviction.

R. v. D.D., 2016

The client was charged with assault. Though the crown initially would not agree to the matter being referred to Alternative Measures due to a previous similar referral, Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to refer the matter. The client completed the program and the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. G.S., 2016

The client was charged with assault in relation to a domestic allegation. Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. J.K., 2016

The client was charged with assaulting a police officer. The crown was initially unwilling to refer to the client to the Alternative Measures Program. With Ms. Karpa’s hard work and persuasion, the crown finally agreed to the referral. Upon completion of the program the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

R. v. D.P., 2016

The client was charged with causing an animal to be in distress. Ms. Karpa worked to ensure that the client did not receive a criminal conviction. The charge was withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

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. F.B., 2016

The client was charged with assault. The client was referred to diversion and the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record/no conviction.

R. v. C.T., 2016

The client was charged with assault. Although the crown was initially opposed to the idea and suggested a conditional discharge instead, they eventually agreed to refer the matter to the Alternative Measures Program. This was a serious matter that would have had detrimental consequences for the client if the client were to have had a conviction or finding of guilt. Instead, after Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated for her client’s acceptance into the program, the client completed the requirements and the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. H.S., 2016

The client was charged with assault causing bodily harm. The matter involved a fight at a bar. The complainant had a bleeding nose after being punched. The client plead guilty to the lesser and included charge of simple assault and Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a conditional discharge. No conviction entered.