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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. M.C.

Posted in Impaired Driving and

April 19, 2010

(Calgary - Impaired Driving/Over 80). Client was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration exceeding the legal limit.  On the day of trial, the Crown withdrew the charges on grounds that defence counsel raised numerous viable Charter issues, which included unreasonable delay.  The overall delay of the case from the date of charge to the date of the second trial date exceeded twenty months.  In R. v. Godin the Supreme Court of Canada further expressed itself on the issue of unreasonable delay.  They affirmed guidelines for Provincial Court trials, commented on prejudice and reminded courts that defence counsel is not expected to stand in perpetual readiness to accept any early date offered by the Crown. David Chow is a Calgary impaired driving lawyer who ran his first DUI case as a law student in 1999.  As a former Crown prosecutor with over a decade of courtroom experience, consider calling David Chow for a free consultation. Even if you decide to hire somebody else, David might be able to offer you some useful insight about your case.  


This entry was posted in Impaired Driving and posted on April 19, 2010


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