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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. J.B.

Posted in Drug Offences and

November 2, 2010

(Calgary, P.C.). Researching Calgary drug lawyers, hire a Calgary drug lawyer of choice. David Chow was counsel for JB, who was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking marijuana. Though marijuana is a Schedule II substance and not as serious a drug as cocaine, meth or other Schedule I substances, possession for the purpose of trafficking (PPT) is still considered a profit motive offence for which an accused often sees sentences ranging from high fines to jail. JB was in possession of approximately 1 1/2 ounces of marijuana.  The drugs were discovered after a legal traffic stop where the police smelled marijuana emanating from the interior of the motor vehicle. Based on the smell of "fresh marijuana", the police developed reasonable and probable grounds to arrest and upon searching the accused, the marijuana was discovered.  When researching Calgary criminal lawyers, it is important to distinguish which ones are more likely to press a questionable case to trial from those who will protect your pocket book by giving sound legal advice.  In this case, JB's money was better spent negotiating a cap to the Crown sentence and then pursuing a conditional discharge.  The client pleaded guilty, but successfully argued a conditional discharge in a contested sentencing hearing. The impact of the conditional discharge is that JB would not permanently obtain a criminal record. Once the conditions were fulfilled, the discharge became absolute. For a Calgary criminal lawyer and Calgary drug lawyer who offers a free constellation, call 403.452.8018.


This entry was posted in Drug Offences and posted on November 2, 2010


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