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. D.B.
Posted in Drug Offences andMay 24, 2011
(Calgary, Q.B.). Client was charged with production and possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine in Calgary. These are serious offences, potentially carrying a starting point sentence of 3 years in jail. After the first day of trial, and after cross-examination of the first presented witnesses, the Crown offered a conditional sentence as a result of frailties exposed in its case. Not wishing to take the risk of being convicted and sentenced to actual custody, DB accepted the Crown's resolution offer. The important takeaway from this case is that defending a criminal charge in Alberta often requires a careful balancing, to include risk and reward. There are no perfections in criminal justice; meaning that there is always a possibility that even when the accused appears to have evidence on her side, the law in his corner and a defence lawyer capable of making a sound, cogent and persuasive argument, there are no guarantees. Sometimes the guarantee of not going to jail weighs on the side of resolution. David Chow is a Calgary drug lawyer who appreciates the many nuances to defending a drug charge. For a free consultation with an experienced Alberta drug lawyer, call for a free consultation.
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