(Cochrane, P.C.). ZZD was charged with a very historical sexual assault. In Canada, there is no limitation period for the Crown to prosecute an Indictable offence; meaning that a prosecution can be commenced years, even decades after the alleged incident. Not surprisingly, this kind of situation is extremely prejudicial to the accused, who as a result of the passage of time may no longer have access to witnesses, defence materials or even an accurate memory. Studies on the human brain confirm that a persons memory is really little more than a reconstruction of perception and experience that is susceptible to deterioration over time. It is even possible for the narrative of an event to become so tainted by interference of other memories and time that remembered event may have little or no correspondence to what actually transpired. Assessing credibility and reliability of evidence in our criminal justice system is arguably an antiquated and somewhat obtuse process that in the view of this Cochrane criminal lawyer in some cases may lend to wrongful conviction. With this in mind, there are simply too many risks to trial and as such, if a case can be resolved without trial, any accused should strongly consider the options. In this case ZZD resolved without any admission of guilt and the charges were withdrawn. If you are searching for a criminal lawyer in Alberta to help you assess your options, research Alberta criminal lawyers and consider calling Calgary criminal lawyer, David Chow, for a free telephone consultation.
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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 lawyer singularly focussed on defending those accused of crime. David 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 likely 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.
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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.