(Calgary, P.C. - Assault). The best way to describe ZB was as an honest, ordinary, hardworking person who had never up until one evening at a local drinking establishment, been in trouble with the law. Unfortunately for ZB, overconsumption of alcohol played a role in some poor decision making. ZB was accused of a minor assault. Fortunately, Canada's criminal justice system has space for impulsive, first time accused persons who may have engaged in rare behaviour. In this case, the Crown saw no reason to saddle ZB with the potential permanency of a criminal record and agreed to admission into the Alternative Measures Program (AMP). Though ZB may have had some defences at trial, the Alternative Measures Program offered a guaranteed second chance (as long as the program was completed). ZB took every reasonable step to complete AMP but ultimate completion was derailed as a result of COVID-19. The Prosecutor recognized ZB's efforts and withdrew the assault charge despite the fact some community service hours were outstanding. ZB concluded the criminal case without attracting a criminal record. If you are searching for a Calgary criminal lawyer to assist with your case, give David Chow a call -- he can help.
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David Chow is a full service Criminal defence lawyer with over 16 years of real litigation experience. He has successfully defended over a thousand cases, during which time he has run hundreds of trials. He routinely secures verdicts of "not guilty" and other favourable outcomes for his clients.
David Chow is an ardent and veteran defender at all trial courts, including the Provincial Court of Alberta and Court of Queen's Bench of Alberta. He defends cases in British Columbia and Saskatchewan and has argued cases as Appellate Counsel at the Alberta Court of Appeal, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. He also routinely defends major cases such as multi-kilo level drug trafficking, sexual assault, home invasion, manslaughter, murder and organized crime. During the course of his legal career he has secured jury verdicts of "not guilty" for murder and was instrumental in successfully defending a client from being found guilty of "first degree murder" as a result of a Mr. Big Operation.
David is committed to providing a unique and cutting edge legal service; one where the client is properly informed about all aspects of his or her case, including the costs. Whether you are charged with impaired driving a drug offence, domestic violence or murder, defending the case is a partnership, where both the Accused and counsel must collaborate about strategies, defences and the law. Ultimately it is the Accused who carries the risk; it is the defence lawyer's job to help manage it.
Many Calgary criminal lawyers have websites boasting about their success. David is a senior criminal defence lawyer who has had actual, proven success. Call (403) 452-8018 for a free consultation.
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