Theft, Fraud, Forgery and Property Offences Cases 2017

R. v. M.S., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The file was referred to the alternative measures program, and was withdrawn after successful completion of the requirements. The client avoided a criminal record and the potential consequences that come with it.

R. v. R.W., 2017

The client was charged with multiple offences. The charges included possession over $5000, possession under $5000, possession (drugs), failing to comply, and failing to appear for ID. The client was arrested on those outstanding charges. I negotiated a resolution for the client that meant he would not have to spend any more time in jail. He was released from custody upon his pleas being entered.

R. v. M.B., 2017

The client was charged with breaking and entering with intent, carrying a concealed weapon and failing to comply with an undertaking. The client plead guilty to the lesser and included offence of mischief under $5000 and the remaining charges were withdrawn. The client received six months’ probation.

R. v. M.S., 2017

The client was charged with breaking and entering. The crown had a weak case. I prepared my defence and prepared for the trial. At trial, the crown elected to stay the charges as there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction. The matter was concluded, and the client was free and clear of the charges that would have attracted a jail sentence had the client been convicted.

R. v. J.S., 2017

The client was charged with several offences, including possession over $5000, possession under $5000, possessing a break-in instrument, possessing a weapon, trafficking in property, driving disqualified, taking a motor vehicle without consent, failing to appear and failing to comply. The client plead guilty to several charges and the remaining ones were withdrawn. The client received a sentence of 9 months global, less pre-trial custody. That left the client with only a few months to serve. The client had a lengthy record for similar offences and would have faced a much higher sentence, but I was able to negotiate a reduced sentence.

R. v. N.N., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The allegation was that of shoplifting. A conviction would have had a detrimental impact on the client’s employment. I met with the crown, and the crown agreed to drop the charge. The charge was withdrawn on the first court date, leaving the client without a record, and without a conviction.

R. v. C.R., 2017

The client was charged with possession over $5000.00, possession of drugs, possession of a weapon, possessing a break in instrument, breach of probation, FTA, failing to comply. I determined that there was a very weak case against her client. The matter was set for trial after a not guilty plea was entered. At trial, crown withdrew all of the charges.

R. v. S.A., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The client’s matter was referred to a diversion program, and after successful completion, the charge against the client was withdrawn. No record. No conviction.

R. v. L.S., 2017

The client was charged with the indictable offence of theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to lay a new information with separate theft under $5000 counts, so that they would be summary offences, thereby allowing a conditional sentence outcome. The client had to pay full restitution and received a conditional sentence order of 18 months, followed by 12 months’ probation. Normally, this kind of offence would garner a lengthy jail sentence as an outcome. Ms. Karpa was able to negotiate a resolution where the client avoided jail.

R. v. R.C., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The matter was referred to the alternative measures program, and upon completion of the requirements, the charge was successfully withdrawn.

R. v. M.C., 2017

The client was charged with fraud under $5000 in a trust theft situation. Ms. Karpa met with the crown and proposed resolution by way of the alternative measures program. The crown agreed given everything Ms. Karpa had done in relation to the file ahead of time. The charge was withdrawn after the program was completed.

R. v. R.T., 2017

The client was charged with arson: damage to property. The matter was set down for trial after a not guilty plea was entered. Extensive legal research was required, along with preparations for trial. After reviewing the research Ms. Karpa had prepared, and after realizing the frailties with their witnesses, the crown stayed the charges. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. S.O., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The matter was referred to Alternative Measures and once the requirements were met, the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. X.C., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The matter was referred to Alternative Measures and once the requirements were met, the charge was withdrawn.

R. v. D.T., 2017

The client was charged with theft over $5000 and fraud over $5000. Ms. Karpa arranged for the client to pay back the money owed and the charges against the client were withdrawn.

R. v. A.D., 2017

The client was charged with theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa met with the crown who agreed that there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction, and the crown thus withdrew the charge.

R. v. R.P., 2017

The client was charged with fraud under $5000. Ms. Karpa reviewed the file in depth, including making charts which showed that the allegations were false. Ms. Karpa spoke to the crown, who agreed with Ms. Karpa’s assessment, and the charge was withdrawn. No conviction. No criminal record.

R. v. R.N., 2017

The client was charged with theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa reviewed the file in depth and realized that there was significant outstanding disclosure. Ms. Karpa made several requests over the course of several months, but the crown did not produce the disclosure to the crown. The crown therefore agreed to withdraw all charges due to issues surrounding delays and disclosure.

R. v. C.R., 2017

The client was charged with theft of a motor vehicle. He plead guilty to the charge and as he had been in custody (but had been released at the time of the plea) he was given time served, thus avoiding additional jail.

R. v. B.D., 2017

The client was charged with mischief. The matter was referred to Alternative Measures and the matter was withdrawn upon successful completion of the requirements.

R. v. M.M., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The file was referred to Alternative Measures and was withdrawn after successful completion of the requirements.

R. v. H.F., 2017

The client was charged with fraud over $5000, a trust theft situation. Originally the client did not qualify for Alternative Measures because of the nature of the charge. However, Ms. Karpa met with the crown and the crown ultimately agreed to refer the matter to Alternative Measures. Upon completion of the requirements, the charges were withdrawn.

R. v. B.D., 2017

The client was charged with a breach of probation. The client plead guilty to the charge and received a fine. The crown agreed not to apply to revoke the client’s curative discharge.

R. v. J.C., 2017

The client was charged with mischief. The file was referred to AMP and the Crown withdrew the charges upon successful completion of the program. No criminal record. No conviction.

R. v. L.S., 2017

The client was charged with the indictable offence of theft over $5000. Ms. Karpa was able to convince the crown to lay a new information with separate theft under $5000 counts, so that they would be summary offences, thereby allowing a conditional sentence outcome and no real jail. The client had to pay full restitution and received a conditional sentence order of 18 months, followed by 12 months’ probation. Normally, these types of offences would garner real jail.

R. v. R.S., 2017

The client was charged with theft under $5000. The matter was referred to the Alternative Measures Program and upon completion of the requirements, the charge was successfully withdrawn.