(Whitecourt, P.C.). This was an interesting trial with several Constitutional issues at play. CJJ was charged with failing to provide a breath sample into an Approved Screening Device (ASD). The case was very interesting because it appeared from reviewing disclosure that the investigating officer had reasonable and probable grounds to arrest her for a variety of other offences, thus triggering an immediate right to counsel. The irony in this case was that CJJ was very lucky that she was undercharged (very different from the usual over-charging in many jurisdictions). As a result, David Chow -- CJJ's Calgary impaired driving lawyer -- was able to advance a very credible defence that since she was owed her section 10(b) rights immediately upon detention for other offences that the officer believed occurred, her failure on the ASD should be excluded from evidence. After cross-examination at trial, the Crown -- acting as a true Minister of Justice -- invited the Court to acquit the accused. CJJ was found "not guilty". David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer who acts for clients throughout the Province of Alberta. If you need a proven Alberta defence lawyer, call 403.452.8018.
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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.
Charged with Impaired Driving?
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Charged with Domestic Violence?
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I understand the law can be confusing, even intimidating. It is my role to help you through the process and to do everything possible to protect your best interests.
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My commitment to you is to work intelligently, creatively, energetically and if necessary, viciously, within the parameters of the law. My objective is to ensure your proper representation against a State juggernaut that has access to virtually unlimited resources.
The best resource to defend your charges is your lawyer. I look forward to helping you with your case.