Criminal Law Cases of David G. Chow
R. v. J.B.
Posted in Impaired Driving andOctober 2, 2008
(Unreported, Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench) – Client was charged with criminal negligence causing death in an incident involving a collision between a motorcycle and a pedestrian. During the course of the trial, the Defence managed to obtain costs from the Crown as a result of non-disclosure of medical information. After a lengthy cross-examination of the Crown’s expert witness, the Crown invited the Court to dismiss the charge of Criminal Negligence causing death, and proceeded on Criminal Negligence Causing Bodily Harm. At the conclusion of the trial, the Justice acquitted the accused of Criminal Negligence causing death, criminal negligence causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing death, dangerous driving causing bodily harm. Ultimately, the Client was convicted of dangerous driving, for which he received a fine and probation.
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