CALGARY HOMICIDE LAWYER
If you have been charged with murder, attempted murder, manslaughter or any other offence involving the loss of life (such as criminal negligence causing death, impaired driving causing death or dangerous driving causing death), the inevitabiliy of having to proceed to trial is high. The stakes are life in jail and as such, you need a lawyer who has a proven track record of defending serious cases. David Chow has been defending fatality cases, including murder and manslaughter for over 15 years. He has successfully secured jury verdicts of “not guilty” for murder. He has successfully secured full acquittals for persons charged with attempted murder. He has successfully defended clients charged in other fatality situations (such as impaired driving causing death). In a homicide case, you may have no option but to just win. David Chow was instrumental in saving a client from being convicted of first-degree murder in a case where police obtained a full confession in a Mr. Big Operation.
WHAT IS A HOMICIDE?
Homicide occurs whenever a person directly or indirectly causes the death of another human being. Homicide that is not first degree murder or second degree murder is manslaughter (or possibly infanticide). In law, a person can only be convicted for culpable homicide. Non-culpable homicide is not a crime. An example of “non-culpable” homicide occurs when a person is killed in self defence.
THE NEWS MEDIA AND MURDER
No other Criminal Code offence attracts more public attention or focus by the news media than fatality cases. If you have been charged with a murder or manslaughter it is almost certain that you will be identified in the media. In many cases, you might even be tried and convicted in the Courtroom of public opinin before any evidence has been heard in your case. Most homicide cases are tried by juries and as such, it is important for you to retain a Calgary criminal lawyer experienced in selecting a jury.
Fatality investigations are resource intensive. Investigative techniques include costy and sophisticated investigative techniques such as wiretap, undercover agents, forensic analysis (blood spatter, DNA), fingerprint identification, shoeprint identification and more.