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.
SafeRoads v. M.D.
Posted in Impaired Driving, Criminal Driving Offences andJanuary 10, 2021
(Grand Prairie - DUI/IRS). MD was issued immediate roadside sanctions (IRS) by way of a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP). On December 1st, 2020 Alberta enacted legislation cloaking police with discretion to either charge impaired driving/at/over 80/ refusal under the Criminal Code of Canada or to issue roadside sanctions. Roadside sanctions means that the motorist is subject to a $1000 fine, 90 day suspension, a 12 month interlock restriction and vehicle impoundment. Any information uploaded by police to the SafeRoads Portal is deemed by law to be "under oath". The evidentiary paradigm is designed in a manner that greatly benefits Alberta Transportation (the Government). David Chow is an Alberta Roadside Sanctions Lawyer. Several arguments were made in support of having MD's NAP cancelled and his driving privileges restored. The adjudicator exercised her overarching duty of fairness in setting aside MD's administrative penalties. For a free consultation and a competitive lawyer rate, call 403.452.8018.
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