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David Karp is know as one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Vancouver and Surrey BC.  David is very aggressive in planning your defense, examining all paperwork and negotiating the best possible outcome for your case.

Below are some of his recent cases. bg-j-slide5a

    R. v. M.P.
    Vancouver(January 2017)

    Application to revoke a guilty plea successful. Client was pressured to plead guilty in 2016. Trial won non-guilty impaired and over .08 after exposing that officers grounds were too weak to demand a breath sample.

    R. v. M.H.
    Seachelt (January 2017)

    Client was charged with trafficking. Crown was asking for jail of 2 years. Suspended sentence. Probation. No jail.

    R. v. H.N.
    North Vancouver (January 2017)

    Breach of probation order. Stay of proceedings after successful negotiation between Karp and prosecutor.

    February 2017

    R. v. K.P.
    Vancouver (February 2017)

    Charged with impaired driver over .08. Dropped to motor vehicle offence. No criminal record.  

    R. v. R.M.
    Vancouver (February 2017)

    Theft Charge. Diversion and Alternative Measures. No criminal record. Strictly community service.

    R. v. R.M.
    Vancouver (February 2017)

    Theft Charge. Diversion and Alternative Measures. No criminal record. Strictly community service.

    R. v. H.S.
    North Vancouver (February 2017)

    Several excessive speeding and motor vehicle act offences. Stay of proceedings on all counts. Through disclosure requests by Karp. No criminal record.

    R. v. H.S.
    North Vancouver (February 2017)

    Several excessive speeding and motor vehicle act offences. Stay of proceedings on all counts. Through disclosure requests by Karp. No criminal record.

    March

    R. v. E.S.
    Vancouver (March 2017)

    Charge of criminal harassment. 3 day trial reduced to peace bond. No criminal record.

    R. v. G.R.
    Vancouver (March 2017)

    Attempted murder trial hearing in Supreme Court. Ongoing bail application. Decision Pending.

    R. v. A.F.
    Port Coquitlam (March 2017)

    Charges of obstruction, assault and impaired driving. All charges plead down to 1 year driving prohibition while crown was asking for jail. Karp negotiated aggressively with letter submissions to crown counsel.

    R. v. R.T.
    Vancouver (March 2017)

    Trafficking charges reduced to simple possession after negotiation.  Conditional discharge. No criminal record.

    R. v. A.M.
    Vancouver (March 2017)

    Fraud charge dropped to a bylaw infraction for making a false sentence. Small fine. No jail. No criminal record.

    April 2017

    R. v. M.M.
    Powell River (April 2017)

    Trafficking charges won in trail. Not guilty. Vigorous cross examination of police officers exposed discrepancies which resulted in a not guilty sentence.

    R. v. M.S.
    Vancouver (April 2017)

    Trafficking Charges. Conditional Discharge. No criminal record.

    May 2017

    R. v. H.R.
    Vancouver (May 2017)

    Murder Bail Hearing at Vancouver Supreme Court. 2nd Degree murder charges. Released on bail after submissions by Karp.

    R. v. C.H.
    Vancouver (May 2017)

    Vancouver Supreme Court. Sentencing on kidnapping, extortion and unlawful confinement. Crown was asking for 10 years and after Karp arguing extensively and providing sentencing submissions, the sentence was only 4 years

    R. v. K.B.
    Surrey (May 2017)

    Client was charged with assault with a weapon charge which was dropped to simple assault. Conditional discharge. No record.  

    June 2017

    R. v. D.W.
    Vancouver (June 2017)

    Multiple charges of driving while prohibited. Client received 1 year driving prohibition. No jail. Minimum sentence received.

    R. v. S.D.
    Port Coquitlam (June 2017)

    Client was charged with million dollar fraud charges. Challenged witnesses at preliminary inquiry causing Crown to reduce their sentencing position from jail to a suspended sentence.

    R. v. P.H.
    Chilliwack (June 2017)

    Multiple traffic violations all dismissed. No criminal record.

    July 2017

    R. v. C.C.
    Vancouver (July 2017)

    Superintendents office. Charges of refusal to provide a breathalyzer and intermediary roadside prohibition overturned.  No loss of license. All charges dismissed.

    August 2017


    R. v. A.F.
    Richmond (August 2017)

    Client facing charges of robbery and assault. Stay of proceedings after Karp exposed problems in the case to crown prosecutor. All charges dropped.

    R. v. J.F.
    Port Coquitlam (August 2017)

    Bail hearing for assault with a weapon. Client released on a cash bail.

    R. v. S.R.
    Chilliwack (August 2017)

    Charges of assault dropped to a Section 810 Peacebond. No criminal record.

    R. v. C.S.
    Chilliwack (August 2017)

    Multiple charges of driving while prohibited. Dropped to driving without a license. Minimum sentence.

    September 2017


    R. v. M.P.
    Kelowna (September 2017)

    Client facing drug charges of cocaine and heroin trafficking. Crown was asking for jail. Karp was successful in obtaining suspended sentence (probation). No jail.

    R. v. J.B.
    Richmond (September 2017)

    Multiple traffic violations dismissed by sending correspondence on behalf of client. No charges.

    R. v. J.K.
    Surrey (September 2017)

    Client charged with unlawful confinement and robbery. Charges were dropped to Section 810 Peacebond. Minimal conditions. No criminal record.

    October 2017

    R. v. B.F.
    Surrey (October 2017)

    Multiple restricted firearms charges and Importation of firearms. Karp successfully negotiated a fine and no jail.

    R. v. M.S.
    Vancouver (October 2017)

    Charges of stalking, harassment and sexual assault dropped to simple assault. Conditional discharge – minimum conditions. No criminal record. Assisting client with counseling services as well.

    R. v. S.J.
    New Westminster (October 2017)

    Charge of kidnapping. Reduced to Section 810 Peacebond. No criminal record due to Karp’s ongoing negotiations with crown after pointing inconsistencies with witnesses which caused doubt with strength of case.

    R. v. A.W.
    Vancouver (October 2017)

    Charged with theft from employer over $20,000. Crown was asking for 9-12 months of jail as this is a very serious charge was dropped to a suspended sentence. David Karp successfully argued on clients behalf. No jail time. David also assisted client with family resources.

    R. v. E.S.
    Dawson Creek (January 2016)

    Client was charged with several gun charge offenses. This carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 3 years or more. David Karp skillfully and aggressively represented his client resulting in a conditional sentence order imposed. The client was convicted of a lesser offense which carried no jail time. 

    R. v. W.D.
    Vancouver (January 2016)

    Client was facing an an impaired driving charge. Client was acquitted and found not guilty due to a charter issue exposed by David Karp. 

    R. v. M.G.
    Prince George (January 2016)

    Client was charged with possession of stolen property and fraud. Client was acquitted of all charges due to the experienced and aggressive cross examination of witnesses by David Karp. No criminal record.

    R. v. V.V.
    Vancouver (February 2016)

    Client was charged with historical sexual assault of a minor. Client was granted a conditional sentence with house arrest and no jail. This is one of the only cases in BC for this type of offense where a conditional sentence has been granted.  

    R. v. V.M.
    Surrey (February 2016)

    Client was charged with theft over 5K and fraud. Client plead guilty to a lesser charge of simple theft and was given a conditional discharge and no criminal record

    R. v. J.C.
    Surrey (February 2016)

    Stay of proceedings granted for client facing harassment charges. David Karp played an active role in directed the client to receive help including counseling. 

    R. v. R.R.
    North Vancouver (March 2016)

    Client was charged with simple possession of cocaine. Was given a conditional discharge. No criminal record.

    R. v. D.B.
    New Westminster Supreme Court (March 2016)

    Sentence appeal of driving without due care and attention. 2 year driving prohibition appealed and successfully attained a decreased sentence of 1 year driving prohibition.

    R. v. M.S.
    Port Coquitlam (March 2016)

    Trial on unlawful confinement and aggravated assault. Acquitted on confinement and convicted of assault.  Argued to reduced sentence to 14 months versus the 3 years the Crown was asking for.

    R. v. H.B.
    Abbotsford (April 2016)

    Driving while prohibited charge. Stay of proceedings. Charges dropped. No further charges.

    R. v. C.H.
    North Vancouver (April 2016)

    Charges of kidnapping. Karp was able to have his client released on bail at bail hearing with large surity despite serious charges.

    R. v. M.K.
    Courtenay (May 2016)

    Possession of unlawful firearm. Several offences. Argued an unlawful search and seizure of clients residence. Judge excluded all of the evidence due to charter violation argument. Due to this case and the arguments made by Karp, a new precedent was set. The law on how police responded to 911 calls based on this case.

    R. v. M.P.
    Winnipeg (May 2016)

    Successfully had the judge strike out the previous guilty plea and set the matter fresh for trial. Karp had to cross examine the previous lawyer to attain this win.

    R. v. T.R.
    Port Coquitlam (June 2016)

    Charges of robbery. Case reduced to theft under 5K. Probation only. No jail.

    R. v. A.M.
    Whitehorse (June 2016)

    Client charged with dial a dope for heroine and cocaine. Complicated argument of time served. No further charges.

    R. v. A.C.
    Port Coquitlam (July 2016)

    Charges of harassment reduced to peace bond. No criminal record.

    R. v. H.A.
    Kelowna (July 2016)

    Dial a dope charges for cocaine and heroine trafficking. Conditional sentence. No jail.

    R. v. S.H.
    Kelowna (April 2016)

    Dial a dope charges for cocaine and heroine trafficking. Charges completely dropped.

    R. v. F.A.
    Richmond (July 2016)

    Charges of criminal harassment reduced to peace bond. No record. Presented information on clients good character and community support.

    R. v. C.B.
    Vancouver (July 2016)

    Preliminary hearing in Vancouver. Charges of kidnapping and assault with a weapon. Karp argued for lesser charges of simple assault.

    R. v. S.L.
    Vancouver (August 2016)

    Charges of domestic assault. Complete stay of proceedings prior to trial.

    R. v. M.D.
    Port Coquitlam (August 2016)

    Charges of theft and obstruction of justice. Stay of proceedings due to successful argument by Karp.


    R. v. M.S.
    Port Coquitlam (January 2015)

    Client was charged with possession of a restricted firearm, firearms offence and possession with the purpose of trafficking both cocaine and heroin. During the preliminary inquiry, 2 drug charges were dismissed prior to trial. These charges were dismissed through cross examination of police witnesses on the issue of knowledge and control

    Remaining charges to be tried in the Supreme court by way of jury trial.

    R. v. R.L.
    Vancouver (January 2015)

    Dial-a-dope trafficking operation charges. Because of all recent amendment’s and changes to the drug trafficking laws. Just asked Mr. Karp to assemble and present all recent case precedents. Decision is pending.

    R. v. M.H.
    Vancouver (January 2015)

    Client facing charges of assault and uttering threats. Mr. Karp was able to defend his client successfully and the charges were dropped to a Section 8.10 Peace bond. He did this by showing prosecution that the witnesses had issues with both reliability and credibility. The client was happy as there was no criminal record or jail time.

    R. v. H. B.
    Vancouver (January 2015)

    Client called Mr. David Karp after being charged with dangerous driving and flight from police. Mr. Karp worked with both the prosecution and the client in what the client could do to improve themselves and their current situation. With counseling and guidance, the client was sentenced to a  minimum 1 year prohibited driving and paid a fine with no jail

    R. v. S.T.
    Surrey (February 2015)

    Robbery charge was reduced to simple theft with a conditional discharge and no record even though the crown was initially asking for jail time. Mr. Karp successfully defended his client and the client was very happy with the results of the case.

    R. v. S.T.
    Surrey (February 2015)

    Charged with possession with the purpose of trafficking. Plead guilty. Received an intermittent sentence for 90 days to be served on weekends as opposed to the 2 year sentence that Crown was asking for.  

    R. v. A.B.
    Victoria (March 2015)

    Charged with obstruction and assault of a peace officer. All charges were dropped and accused granted diversion. No criminal record. 

    R. v. H.G.
    Abbotsford (March 2015)

    Charged with production of Marijuana. Conditional sentence granted despite mandatory sentences brought in by Harper Government. Karp was able to convince the judge to grant a conditional sentence with house arrest and no jail.

    R. v. H.K.
    New Westminster (March 2015)

    Charged with several counts of drug trafficking , possession and trafficking (cocaine, heroine and mdma). Karp was able to defend the client successfully and have the charges dropped down to 1 count of trafficking only. Client was given a conditional sentence with House arrest and no jail.

    R. v. J.D.
    Vancouver (April 2015)

    Charged with spousal assault. Dropped to conditional discharge. No record.

    R. v. H.K.
    Vancouver (May 2015)

    Charged with attempted murder. Shot a gun at someone several times. Dropped to assault with a weapon. Crown asking for 8 years in jail but Karp defended the client aggressively and pleaded down to 2 years.

    R. v. M.J.
    Vancouver (June 2015)

    Charges of impaired driving and blowing over .08. Charges reduced to 1.44 of the motor vehicle act, driving with undue care. Client paid a fine. No record. No jail.

    R. v. M.A.
    Prince George (June 2015)

    Charged with aggravated assault, uttering threats which Karp had reduced to 1 count simple assault. Received conditional discharge. No record.

    R. v. S.C.
    North Vancouver (June 2015)

    Charged with assault – went to trial and was acquitted. Found not guilty after trial. 

    R. v. M.G.
    Prince George (August 2015)

    Client was charged with 4 counts of theft over 5k. After a lengthy trial and cross examination by Karp of police officers, the client was found not guilty. All charges were dismissed.

    R. v. R.R.
    Castlegar (September 2015)

    Charged with pointing a deadly firearm, possession of a loaded restricted firearm, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and unsafe storage of a firearm. Lengthy 8 day trial. Accused found not guilty on all charges. 2 lengthy charter challenges to the evidence, including confession by the accused which Mr. Karp was able to get removed. No criminal record.

    R. v. G.B.
    North Vancouver (September 2015)

    Possession of cocaine. Karp was able to get client conditional discharge. No record.

    R. v. G.B.
    Vancouver (October 2015)

    Court of appeal – sentence appeal with dangerous driving charge. Decision pending.

    R. v. R.R.
    Vancouver (November 2-30, 2015/Ongoing)

    Vancouver Supreme Court. 2nd degree murder charge. Case pending. Jury trial.


    R. v. K.T.
    Port Coquitlam (January 2014)

    Client was charged with arson and willfully damaging property which is an indictable offence which results in more serious sentences.The client was very concerned with the charges he was facing and more so with the fact that a criminal record would not allow him to enter the States where he needed to attend a very important meeting. Not entering the United States would cause the client to lose his job.

    After Mr. Karp thoroughly reviewed the case, he was able to find weaknesses in the crown’s case and suggested that the crown instead charge his client with simple mischief and avoid trial.

    In this case, the charges were dropped down to a summary offence of simple mishief with no criminal record and a conditional discharge. The client was very relieved and was able to attend his meeting in the United States. He was very grateful to have had the help of Mr. Karp to represent him against these charges successfully.

    R. v. R.L.
    Vancouver (January 2014)

    Client was charged with an aggravated domestic assault. Mr. Karp researched the facts and due to no third party witnesses as well as taking into account past history, Mr. Karp was able to present to the crown that this would be a difficult prosecution.

    Mr. Karp client then was instead issued a peace bond (basically a civil restraining order) with no criminal sanctions or record.

    The client was grateful to have Mr. Karp as his lawyer and also very happy with the results of the case.

    R. v. R.J.
    Richmond (January 2014)

    Mr. Karp represented a client in a shoplifting case with unusual circumstances. Mr. Karp was very compassionate with regards to the client’s situation. He wrote a letter on behalf of his client applying for an alternative measure in regards to the charges the client was facing.

    This was approved by the court and the client was able to work community hours and the charges were withdrawn.

    The client was very grateful to Mr.Karp for his kind, compassionate and dedicated counsel.

    R. v. P.F.
    North Vancouver (January 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client was charged with extortion, unlawful confinement and uttering a threat. He facing a minimum 5 years of jail. Mr. Karp reviewed the case thoroughly and was able to negotiate a suspended sentence with probation and no jail.

    The client and his family were very satisfied and relieved with the outcome of the case as was Mr. Karp.

    R. v. R.K.
    Vancouver (January 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client was charged with driving while prohibited, obstruction of justice, and impaired driving.

    Mr. Karp’s client plead guilty to driving while prohibited only and Mr. Karp argued strongly on behalf of the client with regards to the other charges. The case was successful as the client was a 1 year driving prohibition with no other charges. The client was very happy with Mr. Karp’s services.

    R. v. D.Z.
    Richmond (January 2014)

    Client was facing a possession of cocaine charge. Charges involving hard drugs usually result in a criminal record.

    In this case Mr. Karp argued successfully on behalf of his client. The client received a conditional discharge and no criminal record. The client was very pleased with results and very happy that he had retained the services of Mr. Karp. 

    R. v. K.H.
    Richmond (February 2014)

    Client was caught during a hand to hand drug transactions and charged with possession for the purposes of trafficking. David Karp argued successfully and was able to exclude evidence due to illegal search in voirdire (trial within a trial) and all charges were dropped to simple possession only with a conditional sentence and no jail time. 

    The client was very grateful that he had retained the services of Mr. Karp.

    R. v. K.S.
    North Vancouver (February 2014)

    The client was charged with possession of Child Pornography and facing a year of jail. Mr Karp was able to use his experience and knowledge to argue successfully to a summary offense. The client was able to avoid the mandatory minimum jail sentence of 1 year by also providing background information and showing that the client had attending counseling. The client was sentenced to 45 days to be served on weekends. 

    R. v. R.S.
    Port Coquitlam (February 2014)

    David Karp’s client was facing charges of assault. After Mr. Karp negotiated with Crown Counsel, there was a stay of proceedings and all charges were dropped.

    R. v. A.S.
    Port Coquitlam (February 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client was facing charges of driving while prohibited. David Karp thoroughly examined all the documents of the cases and noted a technical deficiency in the Notice of Prohibition. This resulted in a stay of proceedings and all charges being dropped.

    R. v. S.T.
    New Westminster (February 2014)

    Client switched to Mr. David Karp as counsel after being detained. Mr. Karp promptly asked for a Bail Review in Supreme Court and was able to argue successfully that he be released. The client was very happy that he had hired Mr. David Karp as his lawyer. The case is ongoing.

    R. v. V.M.
    Vancouver (March 2014)

    Mr. Karp successfully defended his client who was facing spousal assault charges. After negotiations, the couple also attended counseling sessions. The charges were dropped to a Section 810 peace bond with no criminal record.

    R. v. V.M.
    North Vancouver (March 2014)

    Mr. Karp successfully defended his client in a 5 day trial for fraud and forgery. David Karp used his knowledge, experience and skill to thoroughly and aggressively cross examine witnesses creating doubt. He also was able to invite an world renowned handwriting expert to provided a detailed examination of documents and evidence in the case and provide testimony of his analysis through skype during the trial.

    Mr. Karp’s detailed defense resulted in a complete acquittal for his client who was both relieved and also very happy that he had Mr Karp as counsel. 

    R. v. C.C.
    New Westminster (April 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client was facing historical sexual assault charges with a possible Federal Jail Sentence of 4-5 years. The sentence was dropped to 18 months after Mr. Karp made submissions to judge and also argued precedence and case law.

    R. v. J.L.
    Port Coquitlam (April 2014)

    The client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking. Vancouver defence lawyer, David Karp cross examined the expert and the expert conceded that the the drugs could have been for personal use. The charges were dropped to simple possession with a $500 fine and no jail time

    R. v. J.J.
    Vancouver (April 2014)

    The client was facing very serious charges of drug possession with intent to traffic after 7 kilos of cocaine were found in his vehicle. This was estimated street value of over $200,000. David Karp, known to be the best drug lawyer in Vancouver was able to extensively examine all aspects of the case thoroughly. He was also able to have all drugs and evidence excluded from evidence based on the manner of seizure and exposing the Charter of rights and freedoms violations. The results was acquittal on all counts. 

    R. v. J.L.
    Port Coquitlam (April 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client was charged with assault with a weapon. This was a serious stabbing case with 4 victims. The Crown Counsel was suggesting a 6 year sentence but through successful arguing and negotiation, David Karp was able to reduce the charges to 1 count and a 2 year sentence. 

    R. v. J.L.
    Port Coquitlam (April 2014)

    The client was facing Dial-a-Dope trafficking charges. The client hired David Karp to represent him based on his excellent reputation. Mr. Karp was able to expose weknesses in the case and also present positive information about his client and the changes he had made to his life. This effective and thorough defense caused the Crown counsel to drop the charges to simple possession resulting in the client paying a fine and no jail.

    R. v. S.C.
    Port Coquitlam (April 2014)

    The client was charged with blowing over and impaired driving. David Karp, prominent Vancouver defense lawyer, presented character letters and negotiated with the crown. The charges were dropped and the client plead guilty to a motor vehicle offense with no driving prohibition or criminal record

    R. v. A.F.
    Abbotsford (May 2014)

    The client was charged with several counts of assault and threats. Mr. Karp negotiated with crown and pointed out weaknesses in the case. This resulted in a stay of proceedings with all the charges being dropped with the client not having any criminal record.

    R. v. B.W.
    Vancouver (May 2014)

    The client was charged with driving while prohibited carrying a minimum 1 year driving prohibition. Mr. Karp was able to present weaknesses in the case and after lengthy discussion with Crown Counsel was able to have the charges dropped to a Motor Vehicle Act Section 144 offense which resulted in a 3 month driving prohibition. The client also attending a Responsible Driving Program Course. 

    R. v. R.B.
    Vancouver (June 2014)

    The client was facing multiple Motor Vehicle offenses such as excessive speeding. Mr. Karp applied for an Application for Lack of Disclosure resulting in a stay of proceedings

    R. v. A.R.
    Vancouver (June 2014)

    Mr. Karp defended his client during a 2 week Preliminary Murder Inquiry. Mr. Karp thoroughly analyzed and prepped for the case and also provided a very extensive cross examination providing groundwork for an upcoming trial.  The decision is pending.

    R. v. D.K.
    Merritt (June 2014)

    Client was facing an excessive speeding charge. The case with dropped when Mr. Karp pointed out problems with the radar detector. This resulted in no fines or points for the client

    R. v. N.L.
    Surrey (June 2014)

    Client was facing an Dial-a-Dope drug charges. He hired David Karp as his criminal defense lawyer in Surrey BC. Mr. Karp negotiated with Crown Counsel and his client ended up receiving a conditional sentence with no jail

    R. v. M.S.
    Vancouver (June 2014)

    The client was charged with participating in a riot. Mr. Karp provided both guidance and counseling. Client was shown to be presentable with a job. The crown wanted jail and Mr. Karp argued for a conditional discharge. Decision is pending.

    R. v. M.D.
    Surrey (July 2014)

    David Karp’s client was facing charges of obstruction of justice and evading police. These serious charges were dropped to a Sec 144 driving without due care and attention charge.

    The client paid a fine and has no record or jail time. This positive result was due to David Karp’s hard work in analyzing the evidence and case and pointing out weaknesses in the case. The client was very happy he hired David Karp as his Criminal Defense Lawyer in Surrey.

    R. v. H.K.
    Surrey (July 2014)

    David Karp’s client was facing charges of attempted murder and discharging a firearm. During the preliminary inquiry, David Karp extensively cross examined witnesses to prepare for the upcoming trial.

    R. v. Y. G.
    Vancouver (September 2014)

    The client called David Karp, Vancouver criminal defense lawyer after being charged with Dial-a-dope charges. Mr. Karp worked with his client in presented letters of character to the court and also the client’s successful drug rehabilitation. Through these efforts as well as a successful defense, the client received a suspended sentence despite the crown asking for jail time. The client was grateful to Mr. Karp and very happy with his services.

    R. v. H.Z.
    Abbotsford (September 2014)

    David Karp aggressively defended his client in a Marijuana grow-op trial. Mr. Karp was able to minimize the Crown’s case. Decision is pending.

    R. v. D.L.
    Port Coquitlam (October 2014)

    Assault allegations dropped to Sec 8.10 Peace Bond. Character references were provided along with a strong defence resulting in probation only and no jail time.

    R. v. J.H.
    Prince George (October 2014)

    The client was facing serious fraud allegations for multiple thousands of dollars. Mr. Karp was able to communicate his intention to aggressively cross examine the witnesses and was also able to provide additional financial documents to eventually have the charges dropped to a simple theft charge. The client paid a fine and served no jail time. 

    R. v. C.C.
    Vancouver (October 2014)

    The client hired Mr. David Karp, criminal defence lawyer in Vancouver after he was charged with assault causing bodily harm. Through communication with crown regarding their weak case and also providing positive information about his client, the charges were reduced to simple assault with probation and no jail time.

    R. v. J.B.
    Surrey (November 2014)

    Mr. Karp’s client is facing a dangerous driving trial. Mr. Karp is asking for no jail and the sentence is pending.

    R. v. P.S.
    Vancouver (November 2014)

    Client was facing a drug trafficking charge which was reduced to simple possession with a suspended sentence and no jail. Probation only.

    R. v. N.L.
    Vancouver (December 2014)

    Driving while prohibited charge reduced to driving without a license. Avoided the 1 year driving prohibition and instead was given a 3 month driving prohibition.

    R. v. D.L.
    Vancouver (December 2014)

    Client was facing massive drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic as well as being a member of a criminal organization charges involving multiple kilos of cocaine. Crown was requesting 6-8 years of jail. Through aggressive representation of his client, the sentence was only 3.5 years. 

    R. v. R.B.
    Chilliwack (December 2014)

    Client was facing charges of theft of hydro. After a lengthy trial, client is now awaiting decision of court.  


    R. v. M.P.
    Vancouver (January 2013)

    Lengthy Supreme Court trial for aggravated assault. Extensive cross examination by Karp of police and civilian witnesses. NOT GUILTY.

    R. v. J.D.
    New West Court of Appeal (January 2013)

    Appeal of driving prohibition of 12 months reduced to 6 months after two days of arguments by Karp.

    R. v. J.K.
    Vancouver (January 2013)

    Charges of Trafficking of marijuana and running an illegal compassion club. Reduced to a conditional discharge. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. V.R.
    New West Minister(January 2013)

    Charges of Driving while prohibited reduced to driving without a licence. No further driving prohibitions. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. B.B.
    Vancouver (January 2013)

    Charges of obstruction and evading police after police chase. After negotiations by Karp. STAY OF PROCEEDINGS.


    R. v. P.H.
    North Vancouver(January 2013)

    Charges of impaired driving and blowing over 0.08. After lengthy negotiations with Crown Counsel, Mr. Karp was successful in having all criminal charges dismissed instead a guilty plea to a Motor Vehicle Act offence. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. M.S.
    Richmond (January 2013)

    Charges of trafficking marijuana. Sentenced to a conditional discharge. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.


    R. v. A.S.
    Port Coquitlam (January 2013)

    Charges of driving while prohibited. Matter proceeded to trial. Defence pointed out procedural issues with the police investigation. Charges dismissed. NOT GUILTY.


    R. v. F.D.
    Fort St. John(February 2013)

    Serious drug trafficking charges of cocaine and heroin. After lengthy negotiations with Crown all charges were dismissed, due to research pointing to charter breeches.

    R. v. K.H.
    New Westminster (February 2013)

    Dial-a-dope drug trafficking charges. Sentenced to a conditional sentence order. NO JAIL.

    R. v. G.B.
    Richmond (March 2013)

    Breach of bail charges and possession of marijuana charges. Charges dismissed after negotiations between Karp and Crown Counsel.

    R. v. S.H.
    Vancouver (March 2013)

    Charges of Impaired Driving and blowing over 0.08. Criminal charges dismissed. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.


    R. v. J. D.
    North Vancouver (April 2013)

    Charges of impaired driving and blowing over 0.08. Reduced to driving without due care and attention. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. C.F.
    Edmonton  (April 2013)

    Charges of impaired driving and blowing over 0.08. After trial, charter arguments advances. Acquitted. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. R.K.
    Fort St. John (April 2013)

    Charges of driving while prohibited and dangerous driving. Reduced to Motor Vehicle Act offenses. NO JAIL.

    R. v. M.S.
    Vancouver (April 2013)

    Charges of spousal assault. Reduced by a peace bond. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. B.Y.
    Richmond (April 2013)

    400 plant marijuana grow operation. Given a conditional sentence order. NO JAIL.

    R. v. S. I.
    New Westminster (April 2013)

    500 plant marijuana grow operation sentencing. Granted a conditional sentence order. NO JAIL.

    R. v. M.S. & U.T.
    Surrey (May 2013)

    Charges of extortion, assault and unlawful confinement. Reduced to one count of threats. Granted a conditional discharge for both. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.

    R. v. Y.Y.
    Richmond (May 2013)

    400 plant marijuana grow operation. Granted a conditional sentence. NO JAIL.

    R. v. K.M.
    Surrey (May 2013)

    Charges of assault with a weapon, baseball bat attack in a road rage incident. Crown asking for significant period of jail. Karp convinced Judge to grant a conditional sentence order. NO JAIL.

    R. v. T. T.
    Surrey (June 2013)

    Charges of possession of a loaded firearm, 3 year jail minimum sentence. Not guilty after trial after cross examination of police witnesses by Karp. Doubt created on knowledge and control of the gun at the time of arrest.

    R. v. R.G.
    North Vancouver (June 2013)

    Firearms ban sought application. Dismissed after lengthy negotiations with the Crown.

    R. v. C.R.
    Vancouver (June 2013)

    Trafficking charges. Reduced to simple possession after Karp’s negotiations with Crown. NO JAIL.

    R. v. M.P.
    Vancouver (June 2013)

    Aggravated assault charges. Dismissed after negotiations with Crown.

    R. v. M.P.
    Vancouver (July 2013)

    Charges of voyeurism and possession of child porn, Crown seeking jail. Child porn possession charges dropped, conditional sentence order granted. NO JAIL.

    R v. D.K.
    Vancouver

    Multiple counts of fraud and theft reduced to one count conditional discharge granted (NO CRIMINAL RECORD).

    R v. E.R.
    New Westminster

    Charges of Driving While Prohibited reduced to Driving Without a licence after negotiations with Karp. NO DRIVING PROHIBITION.

    R v. P.H.
    North Vancouver

    Charges of Impaired Driving reduced to Drive Without Due Care and Attention. NO CRIMINAL RECORD.


    R v. J.P.
    Vancouver

     

    Supreme court trial charges of Aggravated Assault. After a week of thorough cross examination of witnesses. Finding of NOT GUILTY.

    R v. J.D.
    New Westminster


    Sentence Appeal from a 12 month driving prohibition reduced to 6 months after lengthy submissions by Karp. Lower court decision reversed.


    R v. L.S.
    Vancouver

    Charges of Driving While Prohibited dropped. STAY OF PROCEEDINGS.

    R v. L.M.
    Vancouver (February 2012)

    Charges of being a member of a criminal organization and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine. Complicated Wiretap case involving application to exclude the evidence derived from the wiretap as well as application to cross examine the affiant of the wiretap. Case Pending.

    R v. RL
    Vancouver (January 2012)

    Multiple Driving While Prohibited Charges.  Three of the four counts dropped completely while the forth received the minimum sentence.  NO RECORD OR JAIL.

    R V.F.L.
    Vancouver (January 2012)

    Multiple traffic infractions including speeding and fail to obey stop sign.  After lengthy disclosure application by Karp charges all dropped.

    R v. B.D.
    Vancouver Supreme (January 2012)

    Three week supreme court trial for CONSPIRACY TO TRAFFIC 500 KILOS of cocaine.  Undercover operator cross examined at length.  Multiple court applications made.  Decision reserved until March.


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