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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. W.T.

Posted in Impaired Driving, Criminal Driving Offences and

January 20, 2021

(Medicine Hat - Care or Control/Over 80). W.T. was charged with having care or control of a motor vehicle and over 80 in relation to a case that arose in the summer of 2020.  WT's case is an example of one where the Prosecutor properly exercised his public interest duty by evaluating the case early and intervening early.  Recognizing problems with the case and the low public interest in proceeding in the circumstances, the Crown withdrew the charges.  Of course, WT had unfortunately been impacted by Alberta's administrative driving suspension program, which was exacerbated because he/she was a GDL driver. Regardless, WT did not get a criminal record and because of the Prosecutor, avoided the hardship of trial fees. David Chow -- WT's DUI lawyer -- connected with the crown very early on in the process to explain the issues. From a criminal law perspective, an important lesson from WT revolves around the benefit to the accused and public when counsel for the Crown and Defence are capable of having an honest conversation about a case early on. When this occurs, many cases can be resolved without expensive, time consuming and resource consuming litigation. Looking for a criminal lawyer in Alberta (or an Alberta roadside sanctions lawyer) who pursues all available avenues to defend a case? Call David Chow for a free telephone consultation. "I would appreciate the opportunity to earn your business". 


This entry was posted in Impaired Driving, Criminal Driving Offences and posted on January 20, 2021


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