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. I.T.P.
Posted in Drug Offences andDecember 1, 2010
(Calgary, Q.B.). ITP was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, marijuana, morphine and oxycodone. The investigation leading to the seizure of drugs was precipitated by a traffic stop, investigative detention and search that uncovered drugs in an innocuous candy container. The Defence argued that the search of the accused's person and interior of the candy container violated the officer safety pat-down search limitations as expressed in R. v. Mann. Unfortunately, the trial judge rejected defence counsel's argument. Undeterred, ITP's Calgary drug lawyer, David Chow, argued that the Crown failed to prove the quantity of cocaine and marijuana, thus mitigating the accused's sentencing exposure. The Crown argued for 4 years incarceration. The defence successfully applied for a Conditional Sentence Order and the accused was not required to serve time in actual custody.
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