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. K.D.B.
Posted in Judicial Interim Release / Bail, Drug Offences, Assault, Bail andJuly 17, 2019
(Calgary, P.C.). KB was charged on multiple informations with a plethora of offences, including assault, possession of crystal meth, breaching bail conditions, trespassing and uttering threats. She had three low complexity trials in Calgary scheduled for multiple cases over three days. On the first day of trial her predicament was resolved positively by way of a conditional discharge. The drug charges - which could have resulted in KB being absolutely denied admissibility to the United States -- were withdrawn by the Crown along with many other offences. A conditional discharge is a disposition where the accused is found "guilty", but the "conviction" will not register as long as the accused completes the terms of the discharge. There are many sentencing options in criminal cases. The options range from diversionary measures (such as alternative measures or mental health diversion) that do not trigger any find of guilty, to discharges (absolute and conditional) that will not result in a criminal record, to fines, probation and jail. There are many avenues to achieving a favourable outcome in a criminal case. Conditional discharge is often one such avenue. In KB's case, David Chow was able to work closely with the Crown, whose position was to give the accused a second chance as long as she satisfied rehabilitate measures built into the discharge. David Chow is a Calgary criminal defence lawyer who will explore all available avenues to properly defending a case. Call 403.452.8018 for a free telephone consultation.
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