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"Though I have learned over the years how to practice criminal law smarter, the essence of my practice philosophy has never changed: my interest is your best interest; my only agenda is your success".

CRIMINAL DEFENCE LAWYER

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.

charged with a criminal offence?

Managing any criminal charge can be challenging.  If understanding the law was not hard enough, navigating the procedural nuances of a criminal courtroom can be overwhelming.  David Chow can help manage your case. 


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Recent Case Results

R. v. A.J.A.

July 30, 2020

(Cochrane, P.C. - DUI).  AJA was a person without a prior criminal record. He was also a hard working person, with respect for the law, the justice system and the police. After a couple of drinks AJA went bed only to be awoken some hours later by an urgent call from a family member who needed help pulling a vehicle out of a ditch. The roads were snow covered and icy. AJA got out of bed, feeling fine, thinking that he after some hours of sleep he was ok to help. He drove a short distance, helped his family member but on the way home drove through a Cochrane checkstop. AJA was polite and cooperative in the extreme and the investigating officer responded similarly. Unfortunately for AJA he blew slightly over the legal limit and thus was charged with DUI.  AJA hired Cochrane DUI lawyer, David Chow, to help with his case. After some months and scheduling a trial date, the charges against AJA were stayed by the Crown. The Crown clearly had no reasonable prospect of conviction for impaired driving and the accused had viable defences to the at/over 80 charge.  Charged with DUI in Cochrane, Banff, Canmore or in the Calgary area? Call David Chow; he is a Cochrane criminal lawyer who has been defending impaired driving cases since 1999. 

R. v. T.N.N.

July 9, 2020

(Calgary, P.C. - Possession of a Firearm). TN was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm arising from an investigation whereby a vehicle for which he/she was a passenger was taken by police. TN's Calgary criminal lawyer consulted with the Crown for the purpose of seeking the withdrawal of the charge. The basis for the withdrawal request was grounded in the law of "possession". In short, the evidence failed to establish "knowledge", "consent" or "control" over a loaded firearm located under a seat. In this case, the firearm was not in plain view. The vehicle with neither owned nor driven by the accused. The police were focussed on a different target. TN asserted to having no knowledge about the presence of the gun. In the tradition of the Crown, the Prosecutor took a close look at the disclosure and agreed with defence counsel that though the evidence was more strongly linked to co-accused, there was insufficient evidence to prosecute TN. The charge was withdrawn and TN did not shoulder a criminal record. David Chow is one a few Calgary criminal lawyers experienced in handling firearms offences. If you are looking to hire a Calgary firearms lawyer, call for free consultation.

R. v. T.Y.

July 3, 2020

(Calgary, P.C. - Assaulting a Police Officer). On June 10th, 2020 TY discovered charges were laid against her on March 6th, 2020 in relation to an incident with police in the family home on October 22nd, 2019. This was discovered after TY lodged a complaint with the City of Calgary Police Service (CPS) and after a video taken by a family member showed something not, in the opinion of this Calgary criminal lawyer, consistent with the accused committing any crime at all. TY went public to support the outcry for police reform following the death of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020. The accused was shocked to learn that charges had been laid months earlier without notice of any court appearance. A police spokesperson claimed that the reason for failed service of a summons was "COVID" -- a claim that arguably defies logic. The incident happened in October 2019 (4 months prior to charges being laid). Calgary was not shut down as a result of Covid until after March 13, but of course, police were considered an essential service. Police continued to collect full salaries during the lockdown. Most importantly, for the purpose of "serving" documents, COVID was a perfect opportunity to locate the person subject to service, for he or she would be expected to found in their home. It is also not insignificant that counsel for TY communicated with police in October and November 2019, offering to accept service of court documents by fax or scan and email. The point is, it appears TY was targeted by a questionably motivated criminal charge, later followed by dubious justifications by third-parties within the police department about failed process. On July 3rd, 2020 the Calgary Crown Prosecutor's Office took swift action, withdrawing the criminal allegations against TY -- her complaint against the officers remains outstanding. If you have been charged with assaulting a police officer or any crime of violence, contact experienced Calgary criminal lawyers for advice. To read about David Chow's perspective on police read "Police Reform: Peace, Respect and Trust".