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don't hire a dabbler | Hire a criminal lawyer

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.

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.


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Recent Case Results

R. v. S.Y.B.

August 25, 2020

(Cochrane, P.C. - Domestic Assault). SYB was charged with domestic assault in relation to a charge arising in the jurisdiction of Cochrane, Alberta. This prosecution was one where the Crown quickly screened the file, identified weakness in the prosecution, communicated with the complainant and properly permitted the complainant to have a voice in the process.  Though the accused had a very credible trial defence, the Crown offered to resolve the case in a manner that SYB would not suffer a criminal record. Understanding the imperfection and uncertainty in our criminal justice system, SYB agreed with the advice of his/her Cochrane criminal lawyer that it was too risky to take the case to trial. Ultimately, the accused accepted a peace bond and the criminal charge was withdrawn. A peace bond constitutes a legal mechanism whereby the accused agrees to keep the peace and be of good behaviour and to comply with the terms of the bond.  Common terms include "no contact", area restrictions, abstain clauses and counselling. For SYB the Crown understood the weaknesses in its case and after consulting with the complainant, agreed to a peace bond on less onerous than usual conditions.  David Chow is a resident of the town of Cochrane. There are many Cochrane criminal lawyers and Calgary criminal lawyers to choose from. David Chow would appreciate the opportunity to help with your case.

R. v. B.M.M.

August 25, 2020

(Canmore/Banff, P.C. - Failing to blow).  BMM was charged with an odd combination of offences: impaired driving, failing to provide a roadside sample and operating a motor vehicle with blood-alcohol equal-to or exceeding the legal limit. The reason this is a strange combination of charges is because the investigating police needed help from an approved screening device (ASD) to form reasonable and probable grounds for arrest. By law, an ASD is an investigative tool only; the results of which are only admissible for the purpose of supporting a police officer's reasonable grounds to arrest and make an evidentiary breath demand. In this case, BMM made several genuine attempts to provide a sample.  The ASD registered an "error code". On the basis of the "error code" and in the absence of any meaningful or credible indicia of impairment, the police arrested BMM for impaired driving and collected evidentiary breath samples. BMM pled "not guilty", filed a Charter Notice and successfully defended all charges at trial. BMM was found "not guilty". Though BMM won the trial, much of the damage had already been done. BMM was penalized by the Alberta Administrative License Suspension (ALS) program and had to pay legal fees to defend the case. There is often wisdom in retaining a qualified criminal defence lawyer to help with a charge. BMM avoided a criminal record and potential deportation consequences. David Chow is a full service Calgary criminal lawyer who provides full legal services to clients throughout Alberta; including in Cochrane, Canmore and Banff.  Searching for a Canmore criminal lawyer or a criminal lawyer in Banff? Call David Chow for a free telephone consultation. 

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.