Have you been arrested? In British Columbia, if someone has been arrested and kept in custody by a police officer or judicial justice, they will appear before a judge in Provincial Court as soon as possible for a bail hearing (also called a “show cause” or “judicial interim release” hearing). It is important to have…Details
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.
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Law enforcement often conducts lengthy investigations before arresting someone or making any formal charges. If police have been asking questions or if you think you might be under investigation, it is your right to seek legal counsel. Criminal Defence lawyer, David Karp is dedicated to protecting the rights of those who are under law enforcement…Details
The Delay Argument or the Jordan Decison refers to the Charter of rights and freedoms: section 11(b) – the right to be tried within a reasonable time. This important freedom was highlighted in a landmark decision that set waves throughout the Criminal Court System in Canada. The case in which this decision was made was…Details
Key Facts about the Cannabis Act The Cannabis Act known as Bill C45 is the law which legalized recreational cannabis use for ages 19+ across Canada. This law came into effect as of October 17, 2018. There are many questions about the Act and although there has been a lot of documentation published…Details
Have you been charged with a crime? This is a stressful time and choosing a lawyer to represent you is not easy. How do you even begin to choose a lawyer? Many questions could be running through your mind… How do I find a good lawyer? Will I be able to talk to…Details
What is an Immediate Roadside Prohibition? According to a fact sheet issued by the Government of British Columbia, an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) is a driving prohibition issued to alcohol-affected drivers under the Motor Vehicle Act due to drinking and driving with blood alcohol concentrations of 50 milligrams per 100 millilitres of blood (50mg% or…Details
It’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,…Details
David 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…Details
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…Details