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David Chow is not a dabbler; he practices exclusively in the field of criminal law.  He has devoted his life to defend person's charge with committing criminal offences.   

You won't find David working on a will, a contract or a divorce while at the same time researching a criminal case.  David doesn't act as an agent doing Government prosecutions.  Though David might consult on issues related to the criminal law in disciplines outside of the practice of criminal law, he doesn't practice in a variety of legal fields.  In other words, David Chow's focus is singular: defending persons accused of crime. 

David does not have a "general practice", he has a focussed practiced where he specializes ONLY in the field of criminal defence.  He is a Calgary criminal law specialist who has run hundreds of trials throughout Alberta.  He has argued at all levels of Court, including the Alberta Court of Appeal, Saskatchewan Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Most importantly, if David Chow doesn't think he has the time to properly handle your case, he won't accept your business.  There are many criminal defence lawyers in Calgary and elsewhere gobbling-up loads of cases to a level that there is no reasonable prospect they can properly defend each and every client.  David Chow will not accept a file if he doesn't have the time to invest in a full and proper defence. The practical reality is, even the best Calgary criminal lawyer is not "the best" for you when he or she doesn't have enough hours in the day to look after your file. Even the best Calgary defence lawyers are not the best for you when they hand your case to a junior.  When you hire David Chow, you get David Chow.

The saying "you get what you pay for" applies to criminal defence lawyers in Alberta. Make the right choice. Give David Chow a chance to earn your business.  His commitment is that if he does have time, energy or the knowhow to handle your case well, he won't accept your business at all.

Peruse this Website to help determine whether hiring David Chow is the right choice for you.

david chow's commitment to you

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.

My Commitment is to do my best to fully defend your case while at the same time being sensitive to your budget.

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.



Recent Case Results

R. v. A.D.

October 17, 2019

(Calgary, P.C.). AD was charged with various fraud offences, including fraud over $5000, fraud under $5000, possession of fraudulent identification documents and impersonation. The incidents alleged opening a fake bank account, accessing accounts and transferring money. The accused was in serious jeopardy. She had no prior criminal record. The Crown and Defence counsel worked closely to fully evaluate the case. There were identification issues, coupled by legitimate concerns as to whether the accused was the principle offender. The accused had immigration issues that if convicted of certain charges, she could have faced automatic deportation notwithstanding her many years in Canada. At the end of the day, the defence and crown crafted an appropriate disposition that focussed on the allegations the Crown obvious evidence, while at the same time keeping the accused out of jail and protecting her immigration status. This case is important because it highlights that defending criminal cases involves a variety of different considerations. In light of amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (IRPA), mitigating immigration consequences can take primacy when defending against a criminal prosecution. Though David Chow is a Calgary criminal lawyer and not an Alberta immigration lawyer, he understands that it is sill important to have a working understanding of immigration issues.  Anybody who is not a Canadian citizen who is facing immigration issues should always consult with a qualified Calgary immigration lawyer. David Chow is one of many experienced Calgary criminal lawyers who offers a free consultation. He is not only a Calgary fraud lawyer, he is an impaired driving lawyer, a Calgary drug lawyer and Calgary defence lawyer who handles all domestic violence cases.  If you have been charged, call 403.452.8018.

R. v. C.D.H.

October 7, 2019

(Calgary, P.C.). CDH was charged with failing to appear in Calgary.  In this case, a warrant issued for the arrest of the accused, but remained unexecuted for over a decade.  The accused filed a Charter Notice alleging unreasonable delay pursuant to section 11(b) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The basis of the Charter defence flowed from the Supreme Court of Canada decisions of R. v. MacIntosh and R. v. Askov, where the Court held that it is the duty of the State to bring the accused to trial and an accused has no legal duty to bring him or herself to trial.  CDH successfully defended his trial.  David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer who practices throughout the Province of Alberta. Please feel free to peruse this website to learn about David Chow, the cases he defends and his legal philosophy. If you are searching to hire a criminal defence lawyer in Calgary, it is your responsibility to be duly diligent. David offers a free initial telephone consultation, a reasonable initial retainer and 20 years of experience litigating cases in the Provincial Court of Alberta. 

R. v. H.C.

October 4, 2019

(Calgary, P.C.).  HC was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol exceeding the legal limit in 2008. The case went to warrant in 2008.  Though the police knew where to find the accused, they never executed the warrant. The case remained at warrant status for about 11 years until the accused travelled back to the Province of Alberta for the sole purpose of having the warrant executed. At trial, the accused had many defences, including right to counsel issues and of course, trial delay issue for the 11 year period in which the warrant remained un-executed.  Prosecuting this case, in these circumstances, would have been a Herculean task for the crown. On the day of trial, after Charter Notice was filed, the prosecution was stayed.   As an experienced Calgary impaired driving lawyer, David Chow understands that there are many ways to defend a case.  For a free consultation with a Calgary DUI lawyer, call 403.452.8018 for a free telephone consultation. Remember, impaired driving and its related offences carry minimum punishments, including a criminal record. Why make it easy for the Government to label you with a criminal record?  With that in mind, there is much wisdom in consulting with an impaired driving lawyer in Calgary or in the jurisdiction where you have been charged. David Chow is not only a Calgary defence lawyer, he is an Alberta criminal lawyer who appears throughout the Province, including: Lethbridge, Cochrane, Canmore, Brooks, Airdrie and Okotoks.