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David Karp is lawyer based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Mr. Karp is an extremely knowledgeable lawyer who has been voted one of the top best criminal defence lawyers in Vancouver according to the Georgia Straight.

David has a very successful track record throughout his career and has been asked for his expert opinion and knowledge regularly by various media outlets.

Mr. Karp  works hard to protect the rights of his clients and preserve their freedom. He is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every client and welcomes your inquiries.

See the blogs below for more information or please call Mr. Karp at 604-218-0840 for a free consultation.

Drinking and Driving…know your rights!

Slide3DrunkDrivingIt’s been a long night out with friends, you’re driving home, there’s a road block ahead, you pull up…then comes the inevitable…

“License and registration…”

Do you know your rights?

By law, a police office may ask to see an individuals license and registration at any time, while said person is operating a motor vehicle, even if the vehicle is in park.  If a police officer assumes the driver to be under the influence of alcohol, they can request the following; a sample from your breath,  or a simple “comprehension test”. Both tests are at the discretion of the officer.  It should be noted that the office however, must always have reasonable and probable cause for the request, some of the indicia being; slurred speech, fumbling for documentation, swaying back and forth, inability to answer questions coherently, red flushed face, glossy eyes, or the smell of alcohol on breath.

Should you refuse to provide a sample?

Refusing to provide a sample will automatically induce “refusal charges”.  Refusal charges carry the same consequences as blowing over the legal alcohol limit and there are fewer defences to this charge.

Consequences of an IRP?

An IRP, also known as an “Immediate Roadside Prohibition” or colloquially known as a DUI, carries the following penalties;

  • Suspended license for 90 days
  • Vehicle impounded for 30 days
  • Possible enrollment in a responsible drivers program! (costs for this program can be around a few thousand dollars)
  • Possible installment of an interlock device in your vehicle

Did you know?

Contrary to popular belief, during any road stop regarding an ‘IRP’, you are not automatically entitled to a lawyer on scene.  The province amended the law in 2016, deeming ‘IRPs’ provincial infractions under the motor vehicle act as opposed to criminal offenses.  However, it is imperative that you contact a strong defense lawyer immediately after the incident, as you are only granted seven days to dispute the allegations.  A defense lawyer can assist with conducting a written or oral review, in which the superintendent must prove the charges against you.  There are numerous potential defenses to these prohibitions, including but not limited to;

  • Challenging the grounds to which the officer formed his reasonable suspicions
  • Whether the police officer checked for residual mouth alcohol
  • Whether the officer can prove you had care and control of the vehicle
  • Whether all of the information is properly presented before the adjudicator

At David Karp Law Corp, we have been highly successful in defending IRP cases, including having all charges dropped.  For your free consultation contact David Karp, immediately to defend your legal rights. Or call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 604.218.0840 .

David Karp Wins Best Criminal Lawyer Again!

BOV_Onlinelogo_2016_transDavid Karp once again wins Best Criminal Lawyer by the people of Vancouver according to the Georgia Straight.

The Georgia Straight, one of Vancouver’s leading publications runs a yearly “BEST OF VANCOUVER” feature where the people of Vancouver get to award young businesses, entrepreneurs as well as restaurants and services provides with the “BEST OF VANCOUVER” award/title for the year.

David Karp has nominated several times throughout the past few years and has had 2 wins for Best Criminal Lawyer based in Vancouver.

If you are facing a criminal charge and are looking for a lawyer that is aggressive and will work hard to defend your rights, then call David Karp today. Call Now!

 


Facing Drug Charges?

Drug offences are crimes that the Crown takes seriously and often come with strict penalties even if you are facing your first conviction. It is essential to take action quickly if you are under investigation or have been charged with any type of drug offence. The best step you can take at a time of facing these serious charges is to hire David Karp,an experienced criminal defence lawyer with a successful track record. Mr. Karp is dedicated to protecting your rights, interests, freedom and future.

You can schedule a free consultation with David Karp today. The consultation is confidential and David can discuss your case and legal options with you.

David Karp will also explain his vast experience defending the accused against all types of drug offences, such as:

Contact David Karp Today – Serving Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and the Surrounding Areas

If you are under police investigation or are facing drug charges, for a quick response from an experienced defence lawyer, contact David Karp by calling 604-218-0840 today. In a free and confidential consultation, Mr. Karp can explain your legal options and discuss potential drug defence strategies with you.

Free Consultation

Dedicated Criminal Defence Lawyer in Vancouver

free consultation1Facing criminal charges and hiring a lawyer can be a difficult process. My clients, past and new are thankful they can meet with me for a free consultation.

I have successfully represented many clients over my long career against a variety of criminal charges. I have extensive experience and a record of success in challenging cases involving:

When I defend a client, I carefully examine all aspects of the case, including admissibility of evidence, validity of search warrants, and behavior of police and investigators.

I also examines factual issues that could lead to a dismissal of charges or reduction to a lesser offence, such as the violation of a client’s rights during police investigations. In retaining my services, you can have complete confidence that an experienced and determined defence lawyer is working hard to defend your rights and freedoms.

Contact me today for a free consultation and case evaluation about a criminal case in British Columbia. I handle cases throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and I am willing to meet you at a location that is convenient to you.

I look forward to hearing from you at 604-218-0840.

Vancouver Criminal Defence Solicitor

Vancouver’s Best Criminal Defence Solicitor

gavelA Highly Successful Law Firm Handling All Types of Criminal Cases Including Drug Charges in the Lower Mainland

When you have been arrested on a criminal charge, you need a strong and effective defence. Without it, your freedom and future are at risk.

David Karp is a Vancouver criminal defence lawyer who works hard to protect the rights of his clients and preserve their freedom. He is experienced and extremely knowledgeable in the law and committed to achieving the best possible outcome for every client.

Defending Your Rights and Freedom

David Karp is a partner in a leading Vancouver criminal defence law firm. He has extensive experience and a high level of success in challenging cases involving:

When defending a client, Mr. Karp carefully examines all aspects of the case, including admissibility of evidence, validity of search warrants, and behaviour of police and investigators. He thoroughly examines factual issues that could lead to a dismissal of charges or reduction to a lesser offence, such as the violation of a client’s rights during police investigations. In retaining David Karp, you can have complete confidence that an experienced and determined defence lawyer is working hard to defend your rights and freedoms as well as leaving no stone unturned when looking at both the facts of the case, investigation, charges and the law as it applies to your case.

When you choose David Karp to represent you, you can expect:

  • Vigorous, results-oriented representation — At all times, David Karp will be focused on achieving the best possible outcome in your case.
  • Responsive service — Mr. Karp makes himself available when clients need him. He will always respond promptly whenever you call or email.
  • Understanding, sympathetic counsel — David Karp understands the devastating impact that a criminal charge can have on you and your family. He will offer counsel that can help you deal with the personal and emotional effects of your case.

Contact David L. Karp

Contact David Karp for a confidential free consultation and case evaluation about a criminal case in British Columbia. Mr. Karp handles cases throughout Vancouver and the Lower Mainland and is willing to meet you at a location that is convenient to you. Mr. Karp has clients in Vancouver, Richmond, Burnaby, Surrey, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and even other cities located in British Columbia. Call 604-218-0840 today to discuss your case today.