Bail Hearings

This is the first and perhaps one of the most important steps if you have been arrested and held in jail. You do not want to be held in custody until your trial. Susan Karpa knows that the key to securing your release is to both act swiftly and to prepare extensively for your bail hearing.

Ms. Karpa has been successful in securing her clients’ release without the need for a bail hearing. Ms. Karpa is also highly successful and securing her clients’ release at bail hearings. This is an important step to ensure that you can continue on with your life.

In many cases, Ms. Karpa is able to negotiate with the prosecutors ahead of time to obtain no cash bail.

Susan Karpa can work to ensure that any bail conditions imposed by the Judge are lawful and reasonable so that your bail does not interfere with your right to earn a living, travel, or be with your family.

A poorly conducted bail hearing could have disastrous consequences for you. It can result in weeks or even months spent in jail without ever having been convicted of a criminal offence. The outcome of a bail hearing is critical, and Susan Karpa knows that. That is why she will fight for bail for you.

R. v. D.C., 2015

The client sought to have bail varied to allow for travel out of the jurisdiction and to allow for the probation officer’s discretion relating to amendments to bail. The charges were serious. The Crown was opposed to the amendment. Ms. Karpa convinced the Judge to allow the amendments.

R. v. P.S., 2015

The client was charged with sexual assault. Ms. Karpa was able to secure the client’s release on bail.

R. v. A.F., 2015

The client was charged with several breaches of court orders and criminal harassment. The Crown sought the client’s detention. Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated for the client’s release from custody on bail.

R. v. E.E., 2015

Client was charged with breaching a court order in relation to robbery matter. Ms. Karpa secured his release.

R. v. G.F., 2015

The client was charged with sexual interference with a minor. Despite there being warrants for the client’s arrest on other matters, Ms. Karpa secured the client’s release on bail.

R. v. L.M., 2015

The client was charged with numerous firearms related offences. Ms. Karpa secured his release with no case deposit.

R. v. S.M., 2015

The client was charged with multiple offences including possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking, and firearms charges. Ms. Karpa secured the client’s release with no cash bail and minimal conditions.

R. v. T.A., 2015

The client was charged with domestic assault. Ms. Karpa had the client’s conditions amended so that they could return to the family home.

R. v. M.Y., 2015

The client was charged with assault against a spouse. The conditions prohibited the client from seeing the child of the relationship. Ms. Karpa had the client’s conditions amended so that they could resume contact with the child.

R. v, J.G., 2015

The client was charged with aggravated assault. Ms. Karpa secured the client’s release with no cash bail.

R. v. L.M., 2015

The client was charged with multiple counts of property related offences stemming from an alleged crime spree. Initially the Crown sought cash bail, but Ms. Karpa was able to put forth a compelling argument for release with no cash bail.

R. v. G.H., 2015

The client was charged with multiple counts of property related offences stemming from an alleged crime spree. Initially the Crown sought cash bail, but Ms. Karpa was able to put forth a compelling argument for release with no cash bail.

R. v. E.L., 2014

The client was charged with failure to comply with release (bail conditions). All of the charges were dropped. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. P.D., 2014

The client was charged with the criminal offence of failing Charge of failure to comply with release was dropped by the Crown on Ms. Karpa’s urging.

R. v. D.C., 2014

Calgary criminal lawyer Susan Karpa argued for her client’s release on charges of a substantial quantity of a controlled substance, despite the client’s prior related record. The client was released on low cash bail.

R. v. L.R., 2014

Ms. Karpa argued for the release of her client for a home invasion robbery despite a significant prior related record for noncompliance with court orders and assaults. The client was released on low cash bail.

R. v. B.C., 2013

The client was charged with aggravated assault in relation to a stabbing allegation. Although the client had a related record, Ms. Karpa successfully argued for bail. The client was released from custody pending trial.

R. v. J.K., 2013

The client faced a serious home invasion break and enter charge. The Crown sought the client’s detention. Ms. Karpa succeeded in convincing the Judge to release the client on bail.

R. v. D.T., 2013

Ms. Karpa secured her client’s release for a possession for the purpose of trafficking charge even though he had a prior related conviction on his record.

R. v. R.B., 2013

Ms. Karpa secured her client’s release from jail for aggravated assault, two charges of assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and possession of stolen property even though the client had an extensive criminal record.

R. v. M.W., 2013

Ms. Karpa successfully argued at the Court of Queen’s Bench that her client’s curfew should be amended.

R. v. M.W., 2013

Client wanted bail condition amended and Ms. Karpa was successful in getting it amended for her client.

R. v. R.B., 2013

Client was charged with aggravated assault while on parole. Ms. Karpa got the client released on bail with minimal conditions and no cash.

R. v. R.B., 2013

Client was charged with assault with a weapon and was released. Police arrested client on an allegation of a breach of his release. Ms. Karpa got the client out on bail for the second time.

R. v. N.L., 2013

Client was charged with multiple offences. Police arrested client on an allegation of a breach of his release. Ms. Karpa got the client out on bail for the second time.

R. v. S.R., 2013

Client was charged with theft. Although the client had a lengthy criminal record, Ms. Karpa secured his release on his own recognizance with no cash deposit and no conditions.

R. v. C.H., 2013

Early morning bail hearing for uttering threats. Client was out on bail at the time he is alleged to have committed the offences. Client was released no cash deposit with minimal conditions.