Robbery involves theft and the use of violence or the threat of violence. The charge of robbery can carry a mandatory minimum sentence of five years' imprisonment if a restricted firearm is used to commit the crime. These types of cases often come with serious eyewitness identification issues. It takes someone with the skill and experience to successfully cross-examine witnesses, and to pick apart the Crown’s case against you. Susan Karpa is that person.
R. v. A.M., 2017
The client was charged with robberies. Ms. Karpa successfully negotiated a plea deal wherein the client plead to reduced charges and received a conditional sentence order, thus avoiding a penitentiary jail term.
R. v. N.E., 2017
The client was charged with robbery. After a lengthy discussion with the crown, and much legal research and preparation for a trial, the crown agreed to a plea to simple assault at the last minute. The client received a short term of probation.
R. v. G.R., 2016
The client was charged with breaching a probation order in relation to a previous robbery matter. Ms. Karpa had the breach dropped/withdrawn altogether.
R. v. R.M., 2015
The client was charged with a serious robbery and an assault and theft. The client had a related record. The Crown sought an extensive amount of time in jail. Ms. Karpa was able to argue for a significantly reduced sentence.
R. v. J.W., 2015
The client was charged with robbery and weapons offences in relation to an allegation at a restaurant. Ms. Karpa had the charges dropped outright. No criminal record/no conviction entered.
R. v. C.W., 2015
The client was charged with two counts of robbery, one count of break and enter, and one count of uttering threats. Ms. Karpa had the charges reduced to two counts of theft under $5000.00 and uttering threats for 1 year probation.
R. v. N.M., 2015
The client faced a charge of robbery regarding an allegation of using a knife to threaten a stranger on the street. The client had a related record for robbery for which they had received a sentence of one year in jail. Despite the prior related record, Ms. Karpa secured a plea to a two month sentence for the lesser included offence of assault with a weapon, and with time served, the client was released from custody the same day as the sentence.
R. v. D.G., 2015
The client was charged with the robbery of a financial institution. With the changes to the Criminal Code in 2012, the client faced a penitentiary term of imprisonment. Ms. Karpa worked tirelessly to negotiation a resolution that took into account the client’s uniquely mitigating circumstances, and a conditional sentence was imposed.
R. v. R.B, 2014
The client was charged with a serious allegation of a home invasion break and enter/robbery and aggravated assault (stabbing). The Crown sought a substantial penitentiary term. Despite that, on a guilty plea Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a three year penitentiary term where the client had a lengthy prior related criminal record.
R. v. L.R., 2014
Client charged with home invasion robbery and assault causing bodily harm. Instead of the 8 year sentence the Crown sought, client received a sentence of 3 years jail.
R. v. M.Z., 2014
The client plead guilty to a charge of bank robbery (caught on video). The Crown sought a sentence of 3 years jail. Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a 2 year jail sentence.
R. v. B.N., 2014
The client plead guilty to 4 separate bank robberies (caught on video) and 1 charge of possession of stolen property over $5000.00. The Crown sought a sentence of 10 years’ incarceration. Ms. Karpa successfully argued for a sentence of 6 years total. The Judge agreed with Ms. Karpa’s submissions, and the client was sentenced to 6 years total, less time for pre-trial custody.
R. v. T.N., 2013
Client was charged with robbery and assault. The case involved multiple alleged culprits and was a serious allegation that could have left the client with a criminal record. However, Ms. Karpa got the charges against her client withdrawn.
R. v. G.H., 2016
The client was charged with the robbery of a convenience store employee. The matter would have garnered a jail sentence of three years’. Ms. Karpa was able to secure a reduced plea to assault with a weapon and theft under $5000.00 for a conditional discharge. The client did not have to spent any time in jail.
R. v. B.L., 2016
The client was charged with a robbery (roll job/mugging). The crown stayed the charge. No criminal conviction/no criminal record.