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A SERIOUS CASE CALLS FOR A SERIOUS LAWYER

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Serious cases call for a serious defence lawyer.  David Chow has been defending home invasions throughout his entire 16 year career.  He has tackled some of the most difficult prosecutions.  For proven results call 403.452.8018.  


Home invasion is one of the most serious violent crimes in our criminal law.  The distinction between home invasion and an ordinary break and enter is that a home invasion is executed with violence. In Canada, break and enter into a private dwelling house is considered to be a serious invasion of a sanctified privacy interest, where the property possessor is entitled to exist within the safety and security of his or her own home sanctuary.  Where the likelihood of going to jail for a break and enter is high, the likelihood for a stiff penitentiary sentence for a home invasion is almost certain. In Alberta, the Alberta Court of Appeal has established a starting point of 8 years in jail for a violent break and enter into a private dwelling. Other factors can aggravate the penalty.  For example, a home invasion committed while masked could elevate the sentence.  If the invader(s) are brandishing firearms, the sentence will increase. If the invaders injure the home occupant, the sentence willl increase. The point being, where there are few factors to mitigate the penalty for a home invasion, there are many that could increase jeopardy for anybody charged with home invasion.


Defences to home invasion are many.  For example, it is not unusual for witnesses to mis-identify the invader(s).  Eyewitness identification is one of the most  fertile defences to a home invasion offence.  Successfully executing a home invasion defence, such as eyewitness identificaiton, requires an experienced lawyer with proven results. David Chow is a Calgary defence lawyer, Brooks Criminal lawyer, Lethbridge lawyer and a Cochrane Criminal Defence Lawyer who appears throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

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