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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. T.C.

Posted in Drug Offences and

March 3, 2014

(Red Deer, P.C.).  Client was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine. The case against TC was relatively strong.  In 2012 the Federal Government continued its war on drugs by changing the sentencing regime for PPT cocaine by eliminating the conditional sentence order (CS)) option.  In this case, the accused was able to avail himself of the benefit of a CSO because the allegations arose prior to the Criminal Code amendments. When defending a case, every accused must engage a difficult cost-benefit analysis.  Sometimes resolution offers are favourable. Sometimes the risk at trial is too high. Sometimes the client cannot afford legal fees or must determine whether the legal fees justify the cost of proceeding to a costly trial.  Reputable Calgary drug lawyers will assist every client in navigating these dynamics. 


This entry was posted in Drug Offences and posted on March 3, 2014


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