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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.M.C.

Posted in Drug Offences and

September 14, 2010

(Supreme Court of Canada/S.C.C. 31).  Client was convicted at trial of possession for the purpose of trafficking in approximately 5 ounces of cocaine.  The client initially unsuccessfully appealed to the Alberta Court of Appeal, but lost with a strong dissent.  The client then appealed as of right to the Supreme Court of Canada.  He lost a close 4-3 split decision. R. v. JMC was effectively decided by the majority at the SCC by way of "standard of review". Standard of review essentially encapsulates the test to be applied on appeal by the Appellate Court.  JMC was a case dealing with violent, no-knock and announce forced entry by masked police officers into a private dwelling house. The Appellant argued that the police violated the default "knock and announce" rule, which exists to promote a safe and peaceful society. In JMC the police entered the premises without any real information about the home occupants and when they did, they seriously frightened a disabled occupied. JMC's Calgary criminal lawyers fought this case hard, though without ultimate success. Looking to appeal your case? Hire a Calgary Appeal Lawyer with experience. David Chow is not only a Calgary criminal lawyer, Calgary impaired driving lawyer and Calgary drug lawyer of choice, he is Calgary appellate counsel. Call for a free consultation. David is an Alberta criminal lawyer.


This entry was posted in Drug Offences and posted on September 14, 2010


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