Strathmore Criminal Defence

Strathmore Criminal Defence

110+ 5-Star Google Reviews
20+ Years of Criminal Defence Experience
1600+ Successful Cases

Strathmore Criminal Defence Lawyer

I am a criminal defence lawyer who specializes in defending clients against criminal charges. When deciding on a lawyer to represent you in criminal matters, experience and results achieved are crucial considerations.

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What Clients Say 

Had some serious charges and i was facing federal time. Called Susan and she was able to explain my options and which would be the best. She got me out of Remand on bail which i didn't think was going to happen because of the nature of the crimes but again she was able to help me there. After we followed up and continued to talk about was to come of my case and what will help my case best that i can do while i'm out. My case was resolved with results i was very satisfied with to say the least and i feel she listened and communicated from when i was in remand till when i sat in court the last time. I cannot say thank you enough and i would highly recommend Susan Karpa to anybody needing a criminal lawyer.


Susan has been a great lawyer. Very professional, responds quickly, and does an amazing job to get the case resolved in a timely matter. Highly recommend Susan!


Contacting Susan Karpa was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My matter was handled quickly and efficiently. Susan made me feel at ease during a very stressful situation with her knowledge and professionalism. I would highly recommend her for any criminal matter.


EXPERIENCE IN criminal law

Practice Areas

  • Assaults, Threats, and Harassment

    Assaults and related offences such as uttering threats and harassment can occur in many different forms. They range from mere threats to forms of simple assault, domestic violence, assaults involving weapons, those that cause bodily harm, and most serious of all, aggravated assaults.

  • Sexual Assault & Other Sexual Offences

    Sexual assault charges can arise in a multitude of factual circumstances, and can range from sexual assault with a weapon, causing bodily harm, or aggravated sexual assault.

  • Possession of Child Pornography and Luring

    Child pornography related offences can include allegations of possessing, making, or distributing such materials. A related offence is child luring. Evidence in this area is quite technical given the intricacies of the internet and modern-day technology.

  • Drug Offences

    Drug offences are taken very seriously and thus are governed by their own legislation called the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act. The new Cannabis Act also regulates the possession and use of marijuana.

  • Firearms & Weapons Offences

    There are various firearm and weapons related offences you may have been charged with. The use and possession of firearms carry strict requirements for it to be lawful.

  • Property Related Offences

    There is a wide array of property related offences which commonly include theft, mischief, and possession of stolen property. Various defences may be available to you that should be explored; the property may have been yours, maybe you had a property inte

  • Murder & Manslaughter Offences

    These are the most serious offences you can be charged with and they carry a potential consequence of life in jail. Due to the severity of the possible outcomes, they are among the most complicated cases to deal with.

  • Impaired Driving & Other Driving Offences

    These charges are relatively common and can have serious impacts on your daily life and employment. There are both criminal charges you may face and provincial regulatory consequences in terms of your license and ability to drive.

  • Release Conditions Probation and Conditional Sentences

    Upon being criminally charged, you may have been released either on an appearance notice, undertaking, or release order. These documents set out conditions you will have to follow ranging from simply attending court and fingerprinting all the way up to curfews and other restrictions.

  • Release and Bail

    Upon being charged, the default rule for many offences is that you should be released as soon as reasonably possible and on the least restrictive conditions suitable to your case.

I take my commitment to my clients seriously. I work hard to defend all criminal charges equally. Whether you have been charged with assault, a sexual offence, theft, drug trafficking, weapons offence or something else, I strive to ensure the best possible outcome.


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