Criminal Law Cases of David G. Chow
R. v. G.D.
Posted in Drug Offences andMay 20, 2015
(Calgary, P.C.J.) The client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine and possession of a weapon dangerous to the public. At trial, the accused alleged breaches of Charter protected interests due a breach of section 8 right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure, section 7 (right to life, liberty and the security of person) due to late disclosure and section 11(b) due to unreasonable delay in his trial. The trial judge held that there systemic disclosure problems that caused delay and directed a judicial stay of proceedings.
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