Murder & Manslaughter Offences

Murder (homicide) is the most serious of all criminal charges. Manslaughter, first degree murder, and second degree murder mean a potential penalty of life in prison. These prosecutions are serious and complex. Only the best defence should be provided to you.

Successfully defending these charges requires specialized experience and skill. Susan Karpa’s extensive experience with undercover police operations, wiretap, forensic evidence, ballistics and medical evidence can only work to your advantage. Susan Karpa has that experience. While working as a Crown, she prosecuted several of Calgary’s most notorious homicides.

Now Calgary criminal defence lawyer Susan Karpa takes the wealth of her experience to defend her clients

R. v. J.S., 2015

The client was charged with aggravated assault, attempted murder, and several other Criminal Code offences. Ms. Karpa negotiated to have the matter resolved and the attempted murder charge was withdrawn/dropped.

R. v. D.C., 2015

The client was charged with manslaughter. Ms. Karpa secured her client’s release on bail pending a trial of the matter.