Impaired Driving… DUI… Drunk Driving… All commonly used names for the same catastrophic criminal charge that can change your life forever. We don’t think anyone will dispute the fact that drunk driving should never happen, but sometimes …and unexpectedly, bad things happen to good people.
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Impaired Driving and Drunk Driving Are NOT the Same Thing!
Our legal system is based on EVERYONE getting a fair trial. In Impaired Driving cases, just like in any other traffic violation, that is unfortunately not always the result.
We exist to ensure that EVERY traffic related charge has been correctly and thoroughly examined and that the results are complete and true... without bias.
When a charge as life changing as this has been handed to you, it is even more imperative that you completely understand what you’ve been accused of, have the opportunity to voice any disagreement or concern, and are clearly and effectively represented, so that, in the end, you have been fairly and justly treated on your day in court.
What Happens When You Are Charged With Impaired Driving?
If you are charged with this offense, your license suspension happens immediately and lasts until your court date! Currently, Calgary criminal court dates are as much as 12-14 months distant… and can be far longer in the surrounding rural jurisdictions. The Province of Alberta takes a position that driving is a privilege they offer to those who qualify for a license and therefore it can revoke that privilege under any terms it cares to bring in through legislation.
Impaired Driving is a very complex area of law that requires expert legal understanding. A consultation with our Impaired Driving counsel is always free so before you make a decision that is going to affect the rest of your life please consider contacting us to discover the options available to you.
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