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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.H.

Posted in Impaired Driving, Criminal Driving Offences and

December 15, 2020

(Banff/Canmore - DUI).  This client was charged with operating a motor vehicle while "over 80" and impaired driving. From a defence perspective, this case was interesting for a number of reasons, including the fact that RH had slept a full night and then made use of a self-breath testing device on waking before starting to drive home later in the morning. As a result of Charter issues, witnesses issues, problems with respect to the actual impaired driving evidence and court scheduling issues caused by the pandemic, the Crown was overall in a difficult position and ultimately called "no evidence". As was explained to the client, there are often many reasons to schedule a case for trial.  Criminal justice is a human system, subject to human frailty.  There are a lot of intangible issues that arise on a day-to-day basis that can dramatically impact the Crown's reasonable prospect of conviction. Sometimes, the best option for anybody charged with a crime is simply to hire an experienced criminal defence lawyer. Though RH certainly had a very credible defence, the ultimate defence was through his Canmore criminal lawyer's understanding about how to best navigate the legal process.  For an experienced Alberta criminal lawyer or a lawyer who has successfully litigated roadside sanctions cases, consider calling David Chow for a free telephone consultation.  


This entry was posted in Impaired Driving, Criminal Driving Offences and posted on December 15, 2020


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