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 "Any website can sell a lawyer as "the best" (including this one).  The reality is, a great many of  these sell-jobs laud the skill of pretenders.  The only way for you to decide is due diligence.  Anybody can advertise on the Internet; not every lawyer can properly defend a case.  Let me earn your confidence, your trust and your business.  Call for a free telephone consultation".


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David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer with almost two-decades of real litigation experience.  In 1999, he appeared in Court as a law student to defend his first client. He won his first trial  (an assault at a gas station) in 2000. That same year he went on to defend clients charged with a variety of offences, including impaired driving, possession of stolen property and crimes of violence (such as uttering threats and assault).

David is a former Crown Prosecutor and a seasoned Calgary defence lawyer.  He has defended over a thousand cases, during which time he has successfully run hundreds of trials.  He routinely secures verdicts of "not guilty" and other favourable outcomes for his clients.  He has secured verdicts of "not guilty" for murder and other serious crimes, such as multi-kilo drug trafficking and impaired driving causing death.

Many Calgary criminal lawyers have websites boasting about their success.  David is a proven defence lawyer.  Don't trust a website or an advertisement; any lawyer can sell to you online.  Be diligent and call (403) 452-8018 for a free telephone consultation. 


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charged with a criminal offence?

Managing any criminal charge can be challenging.   If you have been charged with a criminal offence in Calgary, protect yourself by retaining a proven defence lawyer.  Do your research and choose wisely. Any lawyer can advertise on a website; not every lawyer can perform in Court.  David Chow has won hundreds of trials.


 criminal law FOCUS

David Chow is not a dabbler; he practices exclusively in the field of criminal defence.  You won't find David working on a will, a contract or a divorce while at the same time researching a criminal case.  David doesn't act as an agent doing Government prosecutions -- he doesn't generally practice in a variety of legal fields; his focus is singular: defending persons accused of crime.  David does not have a "general practice", he has a focussed practiced where he specializes ONLY in the field of criminal law.  He is a Calgary criminal law specialist who has run hundreds of trials throughout Alberta.  He has argued at all levels of Court, including the Alberta Court of Appeal, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Most importantly, if David Chow doesn't think he has the time to properly handle your case, he won't accept your business.  There are many criminal defence lawyers in Calgary and elsewhere gobbling-up loads of cases, to a level that there is no reasonable expectation they can properly defend the client.  David Chow will not accept a file if he doesn't have the time to invest in a full and proper defence. The practical reality is, even the best Calgary criminal lawyer is not "the best" for you when he or she doesn't have enough hours in the day to look after your file. Even the best Calgary defence lawyers are not the best for you when they hand your case to a junior.  

The saying "you get what you pay for" applies to criminal defence lawyers in Alberta. Make the right choice. Give David Chow a chance to earn your business.  His commitment is that if he does time, energy or knowhow to handle your case well, he won't accept your business at all.


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Recent Case Results

R. v. C.J.J.

July 15, 2019

(Whitecourt, P.C.). This was an interesting trial with several Constitutional issues at play. CJJ was charged with failing to provide a breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD).  The case was very interesting because it appeared from reviewing disclosure that the investigating officer had reasonable and probable grounds to arrest her for a variety of other offences, thus triggering an immediate right to counsel.  The irony in this case was that CJJ was very lucky that she was undercharged (very different from the usual over-charging in many jurisdictions).  As a result, David Chow -- CJJ's Calgary impaired driving lawyer -- was able to advance a very credible defence that since she was owed her section 10(b) rights immediately upon detention for other offences that the officer believed occurred, her failure on the ASD should be excluded from evidence.  After cross-examination at trial, the Crown -- acting as a true Minister of Justice -- invited the Court to acquit the accused.  CJJ was found "not guilty". David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer who acts for clients throughout the Province of Alberta. If you need a proven Alberta defence lawyer, call 403.452.8018.

R. v. A.M.

July 14, 2019

(Calgary, P.C.). AM was charged with domestic assault, assaulting a police officer, resisting arrest and failing to attend Court. The charges arose from an almost perfect storm of events that resulted in AM behaving in a way completely inconsistent with how she lived her life. The police were called to respond to a distraught female in a restaurant. AM had earlier been out with her boyfriend, who did some things that would upset anyone in a relationship. The relationship ended which understandably triggered much upset.  This case illustrates that sometimes things happen to human beings that trigger emotional responses.  The accused had some defences, but again, in the tradition of the Crown prosecutor she was given a chance to make amends through a diversion program that if completed, would result in the withdrawal of the charges. AM successfully completed the program and all charges were withdrawn. This is another example about how to successfully defend a case without the need for a trial.  In criminal law, trials are uncertain and costly. David Chow is a Calgary criminal lawyer who will exhaust every avenue to defend a case. Call 403.452.8018 for a free telephone consultation.

R. v. J.D.K.

July 4, 2019

(Calgary, P.C.). JDK's case is another example where the Crown was prepared to appropriately exercise its discretion in the public interests.  Many are not aware that in any prosecution, the Crown must answer two questions: (1) reasonable prospect of conviction and (2) public interest. Reasonable prospect of conviction asks whether the evidence is notionally sufficient to support a verdict of guilty. Public interest questions whether it is in society's interest to prosecute at all.  JDK was charged with blowing at the legal limit; meaning that his BAC was "at 80".  JDK was cooperative with the police and had no prior issues.  He displayed no other indicia of impairment or bad driving. JDK suffered employed consequences outside of the criminal justice system.  David Chow pleaded with the Crown on JDK's behalf to stay the case.  Acting in the public interest, the Crown ultimately exercised its discretion favourably -- something that often happens in Calgary.  If you have been charged with a DUI, there are impaired driving lawyers in Calgary and throughout Alberta who can help. Sometimes we can bring about favourable outcomes without having a costly trial.  Call David Chow for a free DUI consultation at 403.452.8018.