Theft, Fraud, Forgery and Property Offences Cases 2014

R. v. M.G., 2014

The client was charged with mischief (damage to property) in relation to a vehicle. Ms. Karpa successfully had the charge dropped (withdrawn) after the client was accepted into and completed a diversion program. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. Y.B., 2014

The client was charged with shoplifting. Ms. Karpa had the client accepted into a diversion program, and after it was completed, the charge was withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction. The client thus avoided any issues with his employment that a criminal conviction would have caused.

R. v. H.T., 2014

The client was charged with shoplifting (theft under $5000.00) pursuant to section 334(B) of the Criminal Code of Canada. After completing Alternative Measures, the charges against the client were withdrawn, and they avoided a conviction/criminal record. This was very important to the client who would have lost employment if convicted.

R. v. D.R., 2014

The client was charged with shoplifting at a Calgary mall. After completing a diversion program, the criminal charge was withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. A.L., 2014

The client was charged with a serious criminal offence - arson. The Crown argued that the client should receive a jail sentence. Ms. Karpa fought for her client and argued against real jail. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa, and the client received a conditional sentence.

R. v. T.D., 2014

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 in relation to a shoplifting allegation. The client participated in the Alternative Measures program, and the charge was withdrawn upon completion of the program. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. I.B., 2014

The client was charged with mischief causing damage to property over $5000.00. Ms. Karpa convinced the Crown to allow the client into the Alternative Measure program, and the charge against the client was withdrawn. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. J.S., 2014

The client was charged with theft under $5000.00 in relation to a shoplifting allegation. The client participated in the Alternative Measures program, and the charge was withdrawn upon completion of the program. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. J.R., 2014

The client was initially charged with break and enter into a dwelling house. Ms. Karpa argued for the reduction of the charge to a less serious criminal charge of unlawfully being in a dwelling house. The client was then eligible to enter into a diversion program. After successfully completing the program, the charge was dropped altogether. No criminal conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. J.K., 2014

The client was charged with breaking and entering into a relative’s house and stealing items from the home. These allegations were very serious, and the complainant wanted the client prosecuted. Despite that, Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa succeeded in having the client referred to a diversion program, and once completed, the criminal charges against the client were dropped. No criminal record. No conviction.