The Cochrane Criminallawfirm Can Help
The Cochrane criminallawfirm can help if you are facing any criminal charge in the city of Cochrane. Our team of principled and passionate lawyers has years of experience in all aspects of criminal law and will be dedicated to protecting your rights and ensuring that you get the best possible outcome for your case.
Our Cochrane criminal defence lawyers regularly appear in provincial courts at all levels, including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. Our firm has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases over the years and is well-versed in all types of crime, including murder, drug trafficking and impaired driving.
If you have been charged with a criminal offence, it’s critical that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible. The earlier we can begin defending your case, the better we can ensure that it gets into court as quickly as possible.
Unlike major centres around Alberta, the RCMP are typically much more flexible with their release protocols in rural areas like Cochrane. This means that they are not as likely to require a formal bail hearing, which can delay the process. For example, if you are charged with domestic violence in Cochrane they will generally release you on a “promise to appear” without requiring you to attend a hearing with a judge or justice of the peace.
This is a key advantage over the policies of the police in Calgary and Edmonton, which tend to impose a more formal bail process for these kinds of cases. In the event that Stephen J. Bitzer Criminal Law Firm you are charged with a criminal offence in Cochrane, contact us right away to have your case assessed.
As a former Crown Prosecutor, David Chow has a wealth of experience in defending serious criminal cases. He has obtained acquittals in many murder, drug and impaired driving cases as well as numerous domestic assault charges.
With a strong academic background and years of experience as a defence lawyer, David is one of very few criminal defence lawyers in Alberta who is able to secure verdicts of “not guilty” for a wide range of complex crimes. He is particularly skilled at defending drug trafficking and DUI cases, which often involve serious bodily harm or injury.
He has represented clients across the province and throughout the country in a variety of matters involving narcotics, cocaine, cannabis, heroin, PCP and other drugs. He also represents individuals who have been charged with assault, sexual offences and other violent offenses.
Khalil graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2016 and then articled with a prominent criminal law firm in Toronto before being called to the Bar. He joined EBS in December of 2018. As a member of our Litigation team, Khalil is responsible for providing legal advice and advocacy in all types of litigation and criminal matters in both the Timmins and Cochrane offices.
Vivien has over 10 years of experience as a defence lawyer, having previously joined Shearman Bowen as a newly qualified solicitor before spending almost 10 years with the criminal litigation team at Kingsley Napley. She has a particular interest in crime involving children and young people and is an active participant in youth justice legal centre’s legal updates and other pro bono activities.