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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.O.

Posted in Drug Offences and

January 31, 2011

(Canmore, P.C.). Client charged with possession of marijuana.  To prove "possession" of a controlled substance, the Crown must demonstrate, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the accused knew what he/she was in possession of, consented have it in his/her possession and had control over it. Additionally, since the allegation was the accused was unlawfully in possession of a schedule II "controlled substance", contrary to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Crown also needed evidence that the substance was actually a controlled substance. The mere appearance of a substance consistent with a controlled substance is not enough, the Crown needs a Certificate of Analysis to show that the substance was scientifically tested and meets the definition of a controlled substance. In this case, the Crown did not have a certificate of analysis and thus called "no evidence". The  charges dismissed by trial judge.  If you have been charged with a drug offence or any criminal offence in Canmore and are looking to hire a Canmore criminal lawyer, call 403.452.8018.  David Chow is a Cochrane defence lawyer and Canmore drug lawyer who appears in Courts throughout the province.


This entry was posted in Drug Offences and posted on January 31, 2011


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