CHARGED WITH A DUI OR DWI BUT AREN'T GUILTY?
URGENT: YOU HAVE ONLY 7 DAYS TO FILE A CHALLENGE FROM THE DATE OF RECEIVING AN IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE PROHIBITION FROM A DUI. PLEASE ACT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO MEET THIS DEADLINE. ONCE THIS DEADLINE HAS PASSED, IT IS HIGHLY UNLIKELY WE CAN HELP YOU. PLEASE CALL US TO BOOK YOUR FREE CONSULT AT 604-879-0006. LAWYERS ARE AVAILABLE IN AN EMERGENCY 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK
Have you received a driving under the influence (DUI), driving while Influenced (DWI), Impaired or an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) in British Columbia?
Is this an unfair charge? Are you not guilty?
We know how scary it is to be charged with something you didn't do. We will stand beside you and fight for you to be sure justice is done.
Need to know your rights when you're not guilty but got a DUI, DWI or IRP? We can help!
Top trial lawyers are standing by for your free consultation. CALL ASAP: 604-879-0006
We are lawyers with 2 decades of experience fighting DUIs and consequences. We work with you to win your case. You need to act as soon as possible, because the time window to fight many of these charges is only 7 days from the day you receive the prohibition.
We urge you to book a 1/2 hour in-office free consultation for your DUI or DWI matter. During that consultation, our lawyers review the paperwork you received from the police officer, and tell you your options.
FOR IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE PROHIBITIONS OUT OF A DUI or DWI CASE:
Our office works with a client-centred, two stage process to fight the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles on DUI and DWI cases:
In the first stage, once retained, we file the challenge to the prohibition with the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles. We suggest the written prohibition because then there is a written record of the work we do for you. Once the challenge is filed, the Superintendent sends us all the paperwork filled out by the police officer. We review that paperwork. Unlike criminal court, the responsibility is with you to show that you didn't break the law and that you've been falsely accused (there are lots of ways to do this, and we know them all). We read over the paperwork and tell you the realistic chances for success. If you don't have a realistic chance for success, we tell you and refund the balance of your retainer if you tell us that you don't want to go ahead.
If you do want to go ahead (especially when we tell you there's a good chance of success!), we start the second stage as soon as possible. In this stage, we write a 10-20 page submission to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, including caselaw and details from your DUI prohibition. We tell them why they should decide in your favour.
The Superintendent has hearing dates as soon as 7 days after the prohibition is imposed. We set aside time for our clients who want to see justice done so that we can do a professional, exceptional job in sending in our submissions. We work nights and weekends for clients with high priority, short timeline cases.
The Superintendent then has to make a decision within 21 days as to whether you get your licence back. If they can't make a decision within that time, they will give you your licence and car back.
If the Superintendent decides in your favour, you will receive your licence back that same day, your car will be released from impound, and you won't have to pay a relicencing fee ($750) or fine ($500). You will not have the Interlock on your car (approx $1300 for the year) or have to go through the Responsible Driver Program, all usual or common consequences of receiving an Immediate Roadside Prohibition from an Impaired Driving case. This will put you back in the same position as before the police officer breached your rights.
CALL US TO BOOK YOUR FREE 1/2 HOUR IN OFFICE CONSULTATION NOW: 604-879-0006
Know your rights. Retain a lawyer that is focussed on your success! We have been successfully fighting these prohibitions since the BC Government brought them in in 2008. Prior to that, our lawyers were leading counsel for DWI, DUI and drunk driving cases in BC Courts. Retain us today for experience, professionalism and success!
FOR COURT CASES OUT OF AN DUI AND DWI CASE:
We can help at any stage of the DUI and DWI court process. We like to start after the police officer has given you the Promise to Appear and before your court date, so that we can work with the police officer and Crown up front to see if we can get them to agree not to charge you.
We may be able to get your licence back between the charges and trial. Call us for your consult. Our decades of experience will help you be informed and understand the process.
If the Crown does charge you with DUI or DWI, you will have to go to court. If we are retained before the first appearance, we can go to court for you! We read the disclosure, look for defences and talk to you about your defences on the law – and also on what happened from your perspective. We fight charges with our extensive experience and knowledge of Impaired Driving law. If we can, we get the Crown to drop the charges, or get them to agree to a plea under the Motor Vehicle Act instead of the Criminal Code.
We are trial lawyers working at the top of our profession. We are professional, ethical and focussed on your case. If we have to go to trial, our decades of court experience will serve you well. We fight to win and we know you are trusting us with your life. We take that responsibility seriously and will always look to do what's in your best interest.
CALL VANCOUVER'S DRIVING LAWYERS FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON HOW TO GET YOUR LICENCE BACK ASAP. 24/7, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU: 604-879-0006
*7 days is actual days, not working days.