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"The best Calgary criminal defence lawyer is the one that you have retained only after exercising all due diligence. Research online but be cautious. Interview but listen.  My advice, choose a lawyer, not a salesman or a friend. I wish you all the best".

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"In December 2020 the Alberta Government introduced new Provincial impaired driving legislation that in the view of this Alberta criminal lawyer, seriously erodes due process".

Served with a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP)?  To dispute  your fine, vehicle seizure and driving suspension as result of Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS) call for a free consultation. David Chow is a Calgary DUI lawyer and  Alberta Roadside Sanctions lawyer who is prepared to help you at a reasonable price.


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For anybody searching for a criminal defence lawyer in Alberta or anywhere else, reliance on keyword terms such as "best Calgary criminal lawyer", search engine rankings, paid advertising, so-called expert reviews allegedly identifying a lawyer as “the best” or even customer reviews, should be evaluated with caution.  My advice: choose carefully -- choose wisely.

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Charged with a Drug Offence? Choose wisely, for the penalty could be jail.

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Issued Immediate Roadside Sanctions (IRS/NAP)? David Chow is an Alberta Roadside Sanctions Lawyer.

Charged with any criminal offence? Call David Chow -- a proven Alberta criminal lawyer.

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Recent Case Results

SafeRoads v. D.N.N.

November 12, 2021

(Calgary, SafeRoads - Notice of Administrative Penalty).  DNN was reported to police in relation to a criminal law matter. When police arrived at DNN's home, they immediately initiated an arrest, charter and caution. As a result of statements made in response to police questioning along with the odour of alcohol coming from DNN (who had been at home for a period of time and having drinks), police issued DNN a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP)/Roadside Sanctions. At the immediate roadside sanctions (IRS) hearing, made many arguments, including that police did not offer the right to a roadside appeal or second test. DNN succeeded in having the NAP cancelled. DNN's case, however, highlights both the draconian nature of roadside sanctions and the absurd results that roadside sanctions are capable of imposing on motorists. For example, DNN had not consumed alcohol prior to driving but was sanctioned as a result of consuming alcohol within a couple of hours of driving while at home. David Chow is an experienced Alberta roadside sanctions lawyer.  

R. v. S.S.G.

November 10, 2021

(Calgary, P.C. - Impaired Driving/Over 80).  There are many Calgary criminal lawyers to choose from. David Chow is a Calgary criminal lawyer/Calgary DUI lawyer who is grateful for the opportunity to earn your business. SSG was charged with impaired driving and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol over the legal limit. Similar to many DUI investigations, the case began with a roadside sample, culminating in the arrest of the accused. SSG clearly exercised s. 10(b) of the Charter by requesting a reasonable opportunity to retain and instruction without delay. Prior to providing an evidentiary breath sample, SSG was in the process of trying to contact a lawyer. It was around 2AM and thus connecting with a lawyer was difficult. Notwithstanding SSG's legitimate, good faith efforts, the police interrupted SSG's attempt to connect with counsel, stating that sufficient time was afforded.  The police were aware that SSG was in the process of diligently calling a lawyer.  For the purpose of right to counsel, the accused must reasonably diligent in exercising the right. At trial, the breath evidence was excluded and SSG was acquitted due to a breach of s. 10(b) right to counsel.  David Chow routinely successfully litigates criminal cases on the basis of Charter breaches.  If you are looking for a Calgary defence lawyer who has actually run hundreds of trials, including complex cases involving guns, drugs and violence, call for a free consultation.

R. v. D.H.H.

October 12, 2021

(Calgary, P.C. - Domestic Assault). David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer with over two-decades of real litigation experience. DHH was charged with domestic assault arising out of an incident with a former partner. Similar to so many allegations of domestic assault in Alberta, DHH's claim was that the allegations against him were completely false.  In part, the defence was that the complainant had a motive to lie because of a desire to take control of marital assets. Though DHH wanted to fight the case to the end, it was understood that the risk of trial in an uncertain and oftentimes unpredictable criminal justice system was not necessarily advisable. Also, DHH understood that the legal costs of trial constituted a secondary consequence that needed to be factored into the equation of whether to fight or not. The Crown properly offered DHH a non-criminal record resolution by way of a peace bond. Ultimately, DHH wisely accepted this offer because of the risk of conviction and the costs associated with the trial. Even reasonably priced, generally affordable legal fees can be expensive and can cause deterioration to an accused's savings.  Financial hardship is always a factor to consider when deciding on a legal route. Though David Chow is a Calgary domestic assault lawyer who tries to offer services at an affordable price, it is understood that the cost of legal services may still cause serious financial strain. With that in mind, it is important for anybody looking to hire a lawyer to make sure they hire the right lawyer. This can be done only after having done all due diligence.