Theft, Fraud, Forgery and Property Offences Cases 2015

R. v. B.L., 2015

The client was charge with property related offences and breaches of release. The client had an extensive related record. The Crown sought an additional 3 months in jail. Ms. Karpa argued for time served so that the client could be released and could go home, and the Court agreed with Ms. Karpa’s proposal.

R. v. J.L., 2015

Client was charged with theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting). Although the client had a related record, Ms. Karpa secured a low fine for the client.

R. v. W.P., 2015

The client was charged with multiple theft matters including theft of a vehicle. Despite having a related record, Ms. Karpa managed to secure a plea to a small fine for the client.

R. v. M.A., 2015

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting). Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright at the first appearance in court. No record/no conviction.

R. v. N.G., 2015

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 in relation to a shoplifting allegation. Ms. Karpa had the client enter into the Alternative Measures Program, and complete it early so the charge was withdrawn. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. R.A., 2015

The client was charged with fraud under $5000.00. The client had a related record for which she had received jail time. However, Ms. Karpa was able to have the client avoid jail, and pay a fine instead.

R. v. C.M., 2015

The client was charged with numerous counts of fraud and theft offences, as well as failing to appear in court, and breaches of court orders. Ms. Karpa had the breaches of court orders and the failures to appear withdrawn. No conviction and no criminal record for those offences.

R. v. D.G., 2015

The client was charged with the criminal of theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting). Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa met with the Crown and convinced the Crown to withdraw the charges. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. D.Z., 2015

The client was charged with multiple charges of possession of stolen property, theft under $5000.00, breaches of recognizance, firearms offences, and failures to appear in court (over 15 charges). The client had a lengthy related record. The Crown argued for a lengthy jail sentence. Ms. Karpa argued for a short jail sentence. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa, and the client received a short jail sentence.

R. v. M.M., 2015

The client was charged with the criminal of theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting). Because of immigration issues, Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa convinced the Crown to withdraw the charges. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. L.W., 2015

The client was charged with the criminal offence of shoplifting (theft under $5000.00). The client was referred to the Alternative Measures program. After completion, the charge against the client was dropped. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. M.W., 2015

The client faced charges of possession of stolen property under $5000.00 and break and enter. Ms. Karpa argued for a reduction of the charge to unlawfully being in a dwelling house, and argued for Alternative Measures. The client was accepted into the program, and after the program was completed, the charges against the client were all withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. D.D., 2015

The client was charged with offences of fraud and forgery. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa reviewed the disclosure and determined that there were serious issues with the case against the client. Specifically, there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction on the basis of evidence lacking in respect of the essential elements of the offence. Ms. Karpa had all of the charges withdrawn by the Crown. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. M.S., 2015

The client was charged with the offence of theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting) in Calgary. Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn within a couple of months. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. J.Y., 2015

The client was charged with tag switching in Calgary (fraud under $5000.00). Despite a previous related record, Ms. Karpa had the charge against the client withdrawn. No conviction.

R. v. S.H., 2015

The client was charged with possession of stolen property (section 355(B) of the Criminal Code). After reviewing the matter, Ms. Karpa determined that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. The charge was withdrawn. No conviction entered. No criminal record.

R. v. R.M., 2015

The client as charged with shoplifting and failing to appear in court. All matters were withdrawn as part of the Alternative Measures program.

R. v. P.V., 2015

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00. Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa had the charge dropped outright. 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. K.M., 2015

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting). Ms. Karpa had the charge withdrawn outright. No criminal record. No conviction.

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.

R. v. D.P., 2015

The client was charged with two counts of breaking and entering into a dwelling house (B & E). Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa was able to secure the withdrawal of one count for a plea to a lesser included offence of unlawfully in a dwelling house (as a summary conviction matter) instead. Client received probation versus jail.

R. v. D.Z., 2015

The client was charged with multiple counts of theft, fraud, possession of stolen property and other property related offences. The client had an extensive criminal record for similar offences. With an extensive review of the disclosure, and effective submissions to the Judge, Ms. Karpa secured a sentence of time served for the matters where the Crown was seeking significantly more time in custody.

R. v. J.D., 2015

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 (shoplifting) pursuant to section 334(B) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Ms. Karpa had the charge against her client withdrawn. No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. J.B., 2015

The client was charged with shoplifting in relation to a matter that occurred at a local retail store. With Ms. Karpa’s hard work, the charge was dropped (withdrawn). No conviction/no criminal record.

R. v. W.P., 2015

The client was charged with serious fraud related offences and was arrested on a warrant. Ms. Karpa managed to negotiate a plea to a Provincial offence instead of Criminal Code offences, so the client avoided a criminal record No conviction/no record.

R. v. W.M., 2015

The client was charged with breaching a court order. Ms. Karpa secured the client an absolute discharge. No conviction entered. No criminal record.

R. v. M.M., 2015

The client was charged with shoplifting (theft under $5000.00). Ms. Karpa was able to have the charges withdrawn outright. No conviction/no criminal record. As is standard for Ms. Karpa, she also sent a letter to the police to ensure that they would destroy the client’s identification evidence/fingerprints.