IMPAIRED DRIVING LAWYER – EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL DEFENCE
URGENT: YOU HAVE ONLY 7 DAYS FROM THE DATE OF RECEIVING AN IMMEDIATE ROADSIDE PROHIBITION OR IMPAIRED DRIVING (DUI, DWI, IRP, ADP) CHARGE TO FILE A CHALLENGE. 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 an impaired driving criminal charge or an Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) in British Columbia?
We are lawyers with extensive experience fighting impaired driving charges and consequences, including fines and prohibitions. 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 impaired driving/IRP 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 AN IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE:
Our office works with a client-centred, two stage process to fight the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles:
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 (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. In this stage, we write a 10-20 page submission to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, including caselaw and details from your prohibition. We tell them why they should decide in your favour.
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.
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 impaired and drunk driving cases in BC Courts. Retain us today for experience, professionalism and success!
FOR COURT CASES OUT OF AN IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE:
We can help at any stage of the Impaired Driving 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 to never charge you with Impaired Driving.
If the Crown does charge you with Impaired Driving, 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 MOST CLIENT-CENTRIC LAWYERS FOR A FREE CONSULTATION ON YOUR IMPAIRED DRIVING CASE. 24/7, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU: 604-879-0006
*7 days is actual days, not working days.