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"Even apparently trivial cases of domestic violence can have significant repercussions to the accused, the family unit and society as a whole".

In Alberta, allegations involving domestic violence receive special attention from the Court, Crown and law enforcement.  In Calgary, there is a specialized domestic violence courtroom, populated by specifically designated prosecutors who operate alongside the Calgary Police Service, Victim’s Assistance and other State funded organizations, such as HomeFront.  The domestic violence guideline is victim orientated.  

What distinguishes domestic violence offences from other similar charges is the relationship between the parties.  Though domestic violence protocols are generally activated in circumstances of cohabitation, the specialized court is often used in situations involving close personal relationships where the parties reside separate and apart.  Domestic violence generally embraces offences such as assault, uttering threats, mischief and criminal harassment.

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CALGARY DEFENCE LAWYER

"I understand what a domestic violence charge means. As an accused, you are probably separated from your home and loved ones. Finances once part of a single household may now be strained. The accusations might be exaggerated; you might even be falsely accused". 

David Chow is a Calgary domestic violence lawyer who understands your rights and appreciates your situation. David has successfully defended the entire spectrum of domestic violence related offences and routinely secures positive outcomes without going to trial.  

David Chow is not only a Calgary defence lawyer; he defends cases throughout Canada, including Yukon, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.  He has a robust practice in Calgary, Cochrane and Lethbridge.  Call for a free initial telephone consultation.

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Recent Case Results

R. v. D.E.

R. v. D.E.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault/Self Defence).  In criminal law, self defence is a defence of justification for assault. Self defence occurs in circumstances where a person is assaulted or attacked by another and repels the attack using physical resistance. In law, self defence only succeeds when the accused uses reasonable force to defend against an assault. ...
R. v. L.D.L.

R. v. L.D.L.

(Calgary, P. C. - Assault Causing Bodily Harm). In Canada, there are several kinds of assault. Common assault (sometimes referred to as "simple assault") is defined as a non-consensual touching of another.  Proof of a degree of force is not required to prove an assault. ...
R. v. N.B.B.

R. v. N.B.B.

(Medicine Hat, P. C. - Domestic Assault). Assault is a commonly charged criminal offence. Domestic assault is likely one of the most prevalent offences dealt with by criminal law courts today. For approximately the last two-decades, criminal law courts in Alberta have had courtrooms dedicated specifically to cases of domestic violence. ...
R. v. D.K.

R. v. D.K.

(Calgary, P. C. - Domestic Assault).  As most criminal defence lawyers in Alberta will advise, clients charged with a domestic violence incident, depending on the severity of the allegation, may be able to resolve their case without a criminal record and without incurring high legal fees.  This can often be done by way of a Peace Bond. ...
R. v. L.K.

R. v. L.K.

(Cochrane, P. C. - Domestic Assault). The practice of criminal law is not only about the law and procedure, it is often a practice between people who have a genuine interest in responding to a situation without making things worse by way of the imposition of a criminal record. LK's case was precisely this type of case. L. K. ...
R. v. V.K.

R. v. V.K.

(Cochrane, P. C. - Domestic Assault). There are several different categories of assault recognized in the Criminal Code of Canada. "Domestic assault" is not a Criminal Code category; rather, it is a kind of assault recognized in the common law. ...
R. v. J.O.

R. v. J.O.

(Cochrane P. C. - Uttering Threats). Uttering threats is perhaps one of the most commonly charged offences under the Criminal Code. Ordinary people are susceptible to uttering words in the heat of moment that they do not mean. ...
R. v. K.K.A

R. v. K.K.A

(Calgary, P. C. - Assault Causing Bodily Harm). KKA was charged with assault causing bodily harm arising from an alleged attack in a parking lot in Calgary. The police investigation consisted of a video depicting an assault. Notwithstanding the video, KKA had a plethora of defences, including "identification". ...
R. v. K.D.

R. v. K.D.

(Okotoks, P. C. - Assault Causing Bodily Harm). KD was charged with assault causing bodily harm arising from a physical altercation with a family member. The trial was heard in Okotoks by an experienced and erudite Provincial Court Judge. The issues in KD revolved around self defence and credibility. ...