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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. P.M.

Posted in Impaired Driving, Theft / Fraud / Property Offences and

October 25, 2010

(Calgary, P.C.).  Rates of recidivism for those charged with impaired driving, over 80, refusing to blow and other impaired driving related crimes are very low -- but sometimes it happens. In this case, Calgary DUI lawyer, David Chow, defended a client a second time on allegations of impaired driving and refusing to provide a breath sample. PM was also charged with theft.  This was PM's second time charged with impaired driving. David Chow was retained for the first trial as well. PM's Calgary impaired driving lawyer  successfully defended the first case and as a result of Charter issues, successfully defended the impaired driving and refusing to blow.  The allegation of theft was a different story. The Crown had an excellent case. As such, the method for ensuring that PM would not receive a criminal record was to argue for a conditional discharge. Calgary criminal lawyer, David Chow, successfully applied for the conditional discharge; meaning that once the conditions were satisfied, the discharge would become absolute and after 1 year, the client would have no criminal record.  Properly defending a criminal prosecution is not always an all-or-nothing affair. In many cases the best defence is to fight some charges and not others. Many Calgary criminal lawyers and Calgary DUI lawyers are very good at assessing the totality fo the case. Give David Chow a chance to be your Calgary criminal defence lawyer of choice. 


This entry was posted in Impaired Driving, Theft / Fraud / Property Offences and posted on October 25, 2010


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