Sexual Offences

Being charged with a sexual offence has devastating effects on your life. The stigma attached to such offences can follow you forever. That is why it is so important to ensure that you hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

People are falsely charged with sexual assault all the time. All it takes is one person to make a false allegation against you and all of a sudden you are charged with this socially stigmatizing offence.

Even if the charges are untrue, being charged can be enough to forever change your life. If you are charged with a sex crime, you need someone who can handle your legal defence and be with you for the long term. You need someone to ensure that you are defended relentlessly.

DNA and search warrants are investigative techniques used by police in sexual assault cases. Ms. Karpa knows how to break down those issues and how to successfully challenge the police on the use of those tactics.

Susan Karpa will only provide you with the most thorough and comprehensive defence available.

R. v. J.A., 2017

The client was charged with two counts of sexual assault and two counts of sexual interference with a minor. This was a very complex matter involving voluntariness of statements. Ms. Karpa painstakingly researched the law, and was able to discuss the matter with the crown and convinced the crown to resolve the matter by way of a peace bond and the charges were withdrawn.

R. v. B.M., 2017

The client was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference and invitation to sexual touching. The client gave instructions to Ms. Karpa plead guilty to sexual interference and the remaining two counts were withdrawn. The crown sought a sentence of 3 years, while Ms. Karpa sought a sentence of 2 years’ incarceration.

R. v. M.K., 2017

The client was charged with sexual assault, sexual interference, invitation to sexual touching and touching for a sexual purpose. Ms. Karpa reviewed the file entirely, and determined that there was, in her opinion, no reasonable likelihood of conviction on one set of counts. In addition, Ms. Karpa determined that there was lost evidence, thus opening up the possibility of a stay of proceedings. Ms. Karpa discussed the matter with the crown, and the charges were all stayed. No criminal record. No conviction.

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. J.L., 2017

The client was charged with three counts of sexual assault. He plead not guilty and the matter was set down for trial. The crown was open to discussions about resolving the matter, and the client ended up with a peace bond for one year. All the charges were withdrawn.

R. v. B.P., 2017

The client was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference. He plead guilty to sexual interference and received a jail term of 2 years, plus 18 months’ probation with conditions. The crown had sought a 3-year jail sentence, but the judge agreed with Ms. Karpa’s position.

R. v. M.S., 2017

The client was charged with sexual assault. He plead not guilty and the matter was set down for a preliminary inquiry. Ms. Karpa determined that there were significant issues with the crown’s disclosure, and ultimately convinced the crown to withdraw the charge outright. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. R.S., 2016

The client was charged with assault, uttering threats, sexual assault and endangering a child. Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated with the crown to agree to withdraw the sexual assault and endangering a child charges on the basis that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. The other matters were also withdrawn after the client received a peace bond.

R. v. J.M., 2016

The client was charged with sexual assault. The matter proceeded to a preliminary inquiry. A continuation date was set to finish cross-examination of the complainant. At the continuation date, the charges were stayed by the crown. That ended the matter for the client. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. B.S., 2016

The client was initially charged with sexual assault. Though this was originally an indictable offence, the information was re-laid and Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to re-elect summarily. At that time the client was charged with sexual assault, obtaining for consideration sexual services, and fraud under $5000. He plead guilty to fraud over $5000 and a conditional discharge was granted.

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. M.U., 2016

The client was charged with obtaining sexual services for consideration. Ms. Karpa had the matter referred to the Alternative Measures Program and the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record/no criminal conviction.

R. v. R.T., 2016

The client was charged with sexual interference with a minor and sexual assault. Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to stay the charge prior to the preliminary inquiry being held. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. S.S., 2016

The client was charged with sexual assault. Days before the trial Ms. Karpa convinced the crown to withdraw the charge outright. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. J.W., 2016

The client was charged with sexual assault. The allegation arose under circumstances involving an ongoing family law dispute. Ms. Karpa worked tirelessly with her client to prepare for trial. Mid-way through Ms. Karpa’s cross-examination of the complainant, the crown withdrew the charge. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. J.B., 2016

The client was charged with luring (over the internet) of a young person, as well as possession of child pornography. Ms. Karpa worked with the client to ensure that they had done all that was necessary in order for Ms. Karpa to be able to negotiate the matter with the crown to avoid jail for the client. Not only did Ms. Karpa ensure that the client did not go to jail, but she also secured a withdrawal of the charges based on the client entering into a peace bond. No conviction entered.

R. v. G.B., 2016

The client was charged with luring, possession of child pornography, and sexual interference with a minor and sexual assault. All of the charges against the client were withdrawn by the crown based upon the work Ms. Karpa did for the client.

R. v. C.T., 2016

The client was charged with sexual assault in a gang type of circumstance. After a thorough review of the file, Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn.

R. v. K.I., 2016

The client was charged with a historical sexual assault. Ms. Karpa secured a withdrawn of the charge against her client. No record. No conviction.

R. v. D.L., 2016

The client was charged with sexual assault. Ms. Karpa argued the client shouldn’t be committed to stand trial after prelim. The court agreed with Ms. Karpa and the client was discharged after the preliminary inquiry.

R. v. J.B., 2015

The client was charged with luring and child pornography related offences. Ms. Karpa worked extensively and convinced the Crown to agree to withdraw the charges. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. T.N., 2015

The client was charged with sexual assault and choking. This was a very serious allegation that had a serious impact on the client’s life. Ms. Karpa represented the client at trial in front of a Judge. Through Ms. Karpa’s cross-examination of the complainant, and through her defence of the client and legal arguments, she successfully argued for an acquittal. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. C.R., 2015

The client was charged with sexual assault and sexual interference with a minor. Ms. Karpa thoroughly reviewed the evidence and determined that the Crown’s case was weak. After extensively preparing the file for preliminary inquiry, the charges were stayed against the client. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. B.B., 2015

The client was charged with sexual assault. The Crown elected not proceed with the prosecution.

R. v. T.N., 2015

The client was charged with sexual interference and sexual assault. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa had the charges against the client dropped on the basis of months of tireless work and commitment to her client’s file.

R. v. B.M., 2014

The client was charged with serious allegations of sexual assault and sexual interference. After lengthy preparations for court, including multiple client and witness meetings, all of the charges against the client were withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. J.C., 2014

Allegation of minor sexual assault. Ms. Karpa succeeded in arguing for a plea to simple assault only. Client received probation on a plea to assault only.