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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. R.D.

Posted in Impaired Driving and

April 27, 2011

(Cochrane, P.C.). Client charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol exceeding the legal limit ("over 80").  All charges were withdrawn on the date of trial.  RD had many defences, including common law defences in relation to the impaired driving charge that the Crown could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.  Reasonable doubt must not be based on sympathy or prejudice. To have a reasonable doubt the trier of fact must logically reference the evidence or absence of evidence. Though proof beyond a reasonable doubt is not proof to an absolute certainty, it is a standard that requires proof to a level closer to absolute certainty than on the balance of probabilities. In addition to substantive evidentiary issues, there were also Charter issues revolving around reasonable and probable grounds for arrest and right to counsel.   David Chow is a Cochrane impaired driving lawyer with his main office located in Calgary.  David represents clients throughout the province. He is an experienced Calgary DUI lawyer.  Charged with impaired driving in Cochrane, Calgary or anywhere in Alberta, call a qualified Alberta criminal defence lawyer. 


This entry was posted in Impaired Driving and posted on April 27, 2011


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