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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.W.

Posted in Drug Offences and

February 6, 2015

(Medicine Hat, P.C.).  Client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking in relation to a variety of drugs, including cannabis, MDMA, Meth and pills.  Trial began in 2014 within a voir dire to determine the admissibility of statements. The trial judge excluded the statements as a result of breaches of the client’s right to retain and instruct counsel.  The statements were germane to the Crown's ability to prove "possession for the purpose of trafficking" beyond a reasonable doubt. Without the statements, the judge with left a reasonable doubt and acquitted due to reasonable doubt regarding possession of the narcotics.  KW is an example of the necessity for a multi-facetted preparation for a drug trial.  As has been suggested in other posts, defending a drug case is sometimes akin to peeling layers off an onion. The Charter is a powerful tool to defend against a variety of types of evidence. Excluding the fruits of a search can sunder a drug case. Having a statement thrown-out can crumple the Crown's ability to prove the most serious elements of the case or could be a complete defence. David Chow is an experienced Medicine Hat drug lawyer.  He is a Calgary criminal defence lawyer who appears as an Alberta drug lawyer on cases Alberta-wide.


This entry was posted in Drug Offences and posted on February 6, 2015


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