Impaired driving and related offences are some of the most complex and time consuming to defend. This is not a charge which you should face alone. The police investigation and prosecution is very technical and requires a highly skilled defence lawyer to ensure that you are protected as much as possible.
From the moment you are detained, your rights must be respected by the police. This continues throughout the investigation and trial. You have the right to speak to a lawyer, with some limited exceptions, from the moment you are detained.
Prompt legal advice can assist you in making the right decision when faced with police demands, either for breath or blood sample or for a potentially incriminating statement.
Impaired Driving Causing Death or Bodily Harm
Clearly, the stakes are enormous for one charged with impaired driving causing death or bodily harm. In addition to long prison terms, you may be in breach of your insurance and face the prospect of a huge civil claim.
Prompt action may reduce the likelihood of these consequences. The right criminal defence lawyer can challenge the technical, scientific and expert evidence which may form the backbone of the case against you.
Immediate Roadside Prohibition
Many instances of suspected impaired driving in British Columbia are not prosecuted criminally but rather dealt with through the Immediate Roadside Prohibition regime under the Motor Vehicle Act.
Prompt action is critical as failure to act will almost certainly result in the imposition of significant penalties and consequences which will include fines, mandatory license suspensions, and other long term restrictions on your ability to drive.
I have been protecting people’s freedoms and the right to drive since 1999. I have the skill and experience you need if faced with an impaired driving charge. Call or email now for your free initial consultation.