Calgary Drug Lawyer

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calgary Drug LAWYERs

"I don't think there are many criminal defence lawyers who defend drug cases well.  However, I like to think I am one of them. But don't take my word for it. Do your research. Ask around. Call me for a free consultation and decide for yourself".

defending a drug charge in calgary

David Chow has been a drug lawyer in Calgary since 2005.  He was trained by one of the best. 

Defending  a drug charge is becoming increasingly more difficult.  Not only is an accused facing the weight of a potentially resource heavy police investigation – one that may involve a plethora of techniques including the use of undercover operators, wiretap, tracking devices, complex surveillance (such as from a motor vehicle, aircraft or video), ruse traffic detentions, search warrants and Confidential Informants – the accused must overcome the general stigma of being charged with a drug crime.  The stigma emanating from many drug offences may be so overpowering as to cloud the presumption of innocence and to marginalize Charter rights in favour of the noble cause of convicting and incarcerating drug offenders.  Trafficking in opioids is attracting very harsh sentencing responses from the Court.

war on drugs in calgary

The "war on drugs" in Calgary is being fought hard by the Government through its police and prosecution services.  To defend your drug charges, retain a Calgary drug lawyer who can fight back.

Defending a drug case requires a Calgary drug lawyer who understands the complex machinations of our legal system.  

A DRUG LAWYER IN CALGARY SINCE 2005

David Chow is an experienced drug lawyer who is cognizant of the many subtle nuances of our criminal law.  He understands the interrelationship between the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code of Canada, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the common law. David prides himself on having the experience and imagination to visualize the investigation, to see its weaknesses and the courage to exploit flaws in the Crown’s case.  

David Chow has successfully defended the entire spectrum of drug offences, including multi-kilo trafficking, importation, production, possession for the purpose of trafficking and drug prosecutions co-mingling other allegations such as firearms offences and crimes of violence. David is an Alberta defence lawyer, who has appeared throughout the entire province, as well as British Columbia and Saskatchewan. He has firm foothold in jurisdictions outside of Calgary, including Cochrane and Lethbridge.

 Possession | Possession for the Purpose | Trafficking | Production | Importation | Guns  | Conspiracy | DUI



Recent Case Results

R. v. L.B.C.

R. v. L.B.C.

(Lethbridge, P. C. - Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking).  LBC was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking cocaine, meth and Fentanyl, along with weapons offences, proceeds of crime and identity offences (such as possession of forged identification). In this case, Lethbridge police received confidential source information about a drug trafficking operation in Lethbridge. ...
R. v. O.E.O.

R. v. O.E.O.

(Calgary, P. C. - PPT/Gun). OEO was charged with serious offences, including possession for the purpose of trafficking (PPT) heroin and meth along with possession of a loaded, restricted handgun.  OEO was arrested while in the presence of others, who police were executing an arrest warrant. ...
R. v. S.O.S.

R. v. S.O.S.

(Didsbury P. C. - Bail/PPT/Armed Robbery). Defending drug prosecutions is consistently becoming more labour intensive and complex. Adding to the challenges defending trafficking and possession for the purpose of trafficking charges is that bail conditions for those charged with drug offences can oftentimes be extremely onerous. ...
R. v. K.M.A.

R. v. K.M.A.

(Calgary, P. C. - Murder).  David Chow was part of the defence team for an accused in Court when the Crown stayed murder charges against three-men at the start of a preliminary inquiry on February 8th, 2020. When a stay is directed by the Crown, it has 12 months to revive the case. ...
R. v. G.T.

R. v. G.T.

(Calgary, P. C. - Importation/PPT). GT was charged with possession for the purpose of trafficking and importation of dozens of kilograms of meth and cocaine.   GT was found "not guilty" at trial. This was a multi-kilo drug case that could have had very serious consequences for GT. ...
R. v. B.D.R.

R. v. B.D.R.

(Calgary, P. C. - PPT).  BDR sought judicial interim release (bail) in relation to a plethora of charges, including: cocaine trafficking in Calgary, possession for the purpose of trafficking, unlawful discharge of a firearm, breach of recognizance and failing to appear in court. In R. v. ...
R. v. R.V.

R. v. R.V.

(Airdrie, P. C. - Possession for the Purpose of Trafficking). ...
R. v. S.B.S.

R. v. S.B.S.

(Lethbridge, P. C. ). David Chow is a full spectrum  Lethbridge criminal lawyer who handles all cases involving Canada Border Services investigations. In this case, the accused was alleged to have been in possession of stolen property, including sensitive data from the United States of America. The accused was the subject of a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) alert. ...
R. v. K.D.B.

R. v. K.D.B.

(Calgary, P. C. ).   KB was charged on multiple informations with a plethora of offences, including assault, possession of crystal meth, breaching bail conditions, trespassing and uttering threats.   She had three low complexity trials in Calgary scheduled for multiple cases over three days. ...