A police officer can suspend your licence under the Motor Vehicle Act on their belief that you are impaired.

You have 7 days to dispute this kind of prohibition or your drivers’ licence will be suspended for 90 days and your vehicle will be impounded for 30 days.

Costly penalties

You will have to complete a Responsible Drivers’ Program and have an Interlock installed in your car--both expensive and time-consuming penalties.

The Responsible Drivers' Program costs $886 and the Interlock costs about $1200 for the year. This is in addition to the fine $250 and relicencing fee of $500, and the towing and storage fees for your vehicle.

Winning your IRP means that your car is released, your licence reinstated, and those costly penalties no longer apply.


To dispute your IRP, we apply to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, which is a $100-200 filing fee paid to the Superintendent. We receive the disclosure from the police officer and then give you an opinion as to whether your appeal may be successful.

If you decide to go ahead with the review, we represent you, either in writing or orally, at the hearing. We have a very high success rate at hearings, with 97% of our clients winning.

Speak to someone at Helps Law now about your IRP. Lawyers are available 24 hours to give you expert advice with our free 1/2-hour consultation.

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