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.K.A.
Posted in Assault, Domestic Assault andApril 27, 2021
(Calgary, P.C. - Domestic Assault) - AKA was charged with assault arising out of a domestic incident. Similar to many accused people who come before the courts in relation to allegations of domestic violence, AKA neither had a criminal record nor any previous history with the police. AKA had a number of quality defences; however, notwithstanding the availability of legitimate trial issues, there is always a balance with any court case, especially a criminal law case. The balance concerns not only the availability of trial defences, but legal fees, along with an appreciation that criminal law is an imperfect system, that despite the best defence, may not translate into a "not guilty" verdict. In this case, the balance of risk combined with legal fees meant that AKA was well advised to pursue a non-criminal record disposition. As with many Courtroom 508 cases, the Prosecution does a good job analyzing the case and the circumstances of all parties for purpose of pursuing fair resolutions. AKA was given the benefit of a peace bond. A peace bond is a common domestic court disposition that places the accused on rehabilitative conditions without imposing a criminal record. Peace Bond is often accepted by even those with quality defences because it results in a guaranteed outcome and lower legal costs. David Chow is a criminal defence lawyer in Alberta who will consider all factors in a case, including the financial consequence to his clients. Charged with domestic assault and in need of a free consultation with a Calgary domestic assault lawyer, Call David Chow at 403.452.8018.
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