some Cases handled by calgary criminal lawyer, David Chow
Cases presented here are only some of the cases handled by David Chow. All cases use lettering to protect the identity of the client for solicitor-client privilege purposes. The case lettering does not necessarily reflect the client's actual initials. David has successfully defended many clients not represented here.
R. v. A.H.
Posted in Assault andJanuary 5, 2011
(Calgary, P.C.). Client charged with assaulting peace officers. All charges were stayed on the date of trial due to Charter issues alleging excessive use of force. Assaulting a police officer in Calgary or anywhere in Alberta can attract serious consequences, requiring a serious Calgary criminal defence lawyer. The idea is, if a person assaults law enforcement, especially those that are armed, they present an even greater threat to members of the public. it is for this reason that assaulting police often attracts harsher sanctions if convicted. The penalty could include jail time. Many accused think they have no defence to an allegation of assaulting police; after all, it's often the accused's word versus that of a police officer. While it is true that many judges view police as having a halo of credibility, the law is in principle, quite reflective. For example, an ordinary citizen has aright to resist an unlawful arrest. Many people fail to understand that though police have powers, if they act outside their authority, they are -- in many respects -- no different than anybody else. This subtleties mean that if you have been charged with a assaulting a peace officer or resisting arrest, it is advisable for you to do your due diligence by researching Calgary criminal lawyers who can help defend your case. Though David Chow is known for being a Calgary drug lawyer and Calgary DUI lawyer of choice, he also routinely defends persons charged with crimes where police are alleged as victims. For a free consultation, call Calgary defence lawyer, David Chow.
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