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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. K.K.B.

Posted in Assault and

February 22, 2021

(Pincher Creek, PC. - Sexual Assault).  After a few days of trial KKB was found not guilty of sexual assault.  The prosecution ran a very good case, but our criminal justice system recognizes that cross-examination is an effective tool for testing the credibility and reliability of witness testimony/evidence. Sexual assault is a serious offence. The penalty for major sexual assault starts at 3 years in jail (see R. v. Sandercock). If convicted, the accused is also penalized by inclusion on the Sexual Offender Information Registry (SOIR). This registry is a public record that effectively tracks persons convicted of sexual assault by more easily bringing them into the spotlight of public attention.  Like so many sexual assault cases, there is no doubt that KKB was difficult for the court; for the case involved respectfully balancing the principles of criminal justice with the interests of the accused and complainant. Also, evaluating the evidence according to principles set out in the Criminal Code and common law in sexual assault cases is not an easy task for the Court.  Looking for a criminal lawyer in Alberta to defend a sexual assault case? Call for a free initial consultation. David Chow is an Alberta criminal lawyer with nearly 19 years at the criminal bar and over 21 years appearing in criminal courts. David is a Pincher Creek criminal lawyer.  

This entry was posted in Assault and posted on February 22, 2021

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