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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. L.B.

Posted in Robbery and

June 15, 2010

(Lethbridge, A.C.A. -- Robbery).  LB was convicted at trial for robbing a convenience store. He hired David Chow to appeal the case. The issue on appeal was "identification". At trial, LB's Lethbridge criminal lawyer argued that the Crown failed to prove identification beyond a reasonable doubt. She further argued that the Crown's essential witness was drug addled and thus her identification both lacked credibility and reliability.  At the conclusion of the trial the Alberta QB Justice rendered a highly problematic decision, to include a misapplication of the law relating to identification evidence (as set out in cases such as R. v. Atfield and R. v. Hibbert) that since witnesses are often seemingly honest and certain, yet wrong, the same principle applied in circumstances where the Crown's identification evidence was mirky.  Quite frankly, the trial judge's logic was quite shocking. LB's defence lawyer was not surprisingly extremely distraught over the verdict. On appeal, David Chow secured a proper 3-0 decision granting the appeal and ordering a new trial. LB then hired David Chow as trial counsel. After communicating with the Crown, the prosecution was stayed. LB is an example of a clear wrongful conviction, followed by serious consequences for the wrongly convicted accused, to include a relatively length incarceration while he awaited bail pending appeal. If you have been charged with robbery, David Chow is a criminal lawyer in Alberta who has successfully defended these types of cases. Don't trust a website. Be duly diligent. In David Chow's opinion, some lawyers are falsely advertising their experience and success. Call for a free consultation. 

This entry was posted in Robbery and posted on June 15, 2010

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