DRIVER’S LICENCE SUSPENDED IN ALBERTA? CALL ROADLAWYERS

If you’re like most people, you can’t afford to have your driver’s licence suspended. Alberta residents say their families and their jobs depend on the ability to legally drive.


Under the Alberta Administrative License Suspension Program, since July 2012, anyone charged with:

  • Impaired driving
  • Driving with a BAC “over 80”
  • Failing to provide a breath sample
  • Refusing to provide a breath sample

Has been subject to an immediate and indefinite suspension of his/her driver’s licence, pursuant to the Traffic Safety Act


This means that if you are charged with any alcohol-related offence, the Alberta Government will immediately revoke your driving privileges, without any trial. You will not be able to apply for your licence again until your charges have been dealt with before the Courts.

This suspension can be appealed to the Alberta Transportation Safety Board. However, you are under a very short deadline – you only have 30 days to file your appeal application.

This is a deadline you cannot afford to miss. If you have been charged, let our team of experienced defence lawyers help you review your information and discuss your options moving forward. We know how important your licence is to you, and it is our primary goal to make sure you get it back as soon as possible.

We Can Help

Our team of lawyers is available to assist you with the suspension appeal process by:

  • Helping you complete and submit the required paperwork
  • Researching your specific case and preparing both written and oral submissions on your behalf
  • Representing you before the Transportation Safety Board at an oral appeal hearing

249

Dangerous

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Indictable: 5 years jail

Summary: 6 months jail/$5,000

Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 Years

1 year disqualification

249(3)

Dangerous causing bodily harm

Indictable

10 years jail


Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 Years

5 year disqualification

249(4)

Dangerous causing death

Indictable.

14 years jail


Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 Years

5 year disqualification

249.1

Flight 

  • fail to stop promptly when being pursued by a peace officer

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Indictable: 5 years jail

Summary: 6 months jail/$5,000

Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

1 year disqualification

249.1(3)

Flight causing death

Indictable

Life imprisonment


Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

5 year disqualification

249.1(3)

Flight causing bodily harm

Indictable

14 years jail

Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

5 year disqualification

249.2

Criminal Negligence while Street Racing causing death

Indictable

Life Imprisonment


Mandatory Driving Prohibition
1 year minimum

1 year disqualification

249.3

Criminal Negligence while Street Racing causing bodily harm

Indictable

14 years jail


Mandatory Driving Prohibition
1st Offence: 1-10 years
2nd Offence: 2-10 years
3rd or More Offence: 3+ years

1 year disqualification

249.4

Dangerous Driving while Street Racing

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Indictable: 5 years jail

Summary: 6 months jail/$5,000

Mandatory Driving Prohibition
1st Offence: 1-3 years
2nd Offence: 2-5 years
3rd or More Offence: 3 years minimum

1 year disqualification

249.4(4)

Dangerous Driving while Street Racing causing death

Indictable

Life imprisonment


Mandatory Driving Prohibition
1-10 years

1 year disqualification

249.4(3)

Dangerous Driving while Street Racing causing bodily harm

Indictable

14 years jail


Mandatory Driving Prohibition
1st Offence: 1-10 years
2nd Offence: 2-10 years
3rd or More Offence: 3+ years

1 year disqualification

252

Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Indictable:5 years jail

Summary: 6 months jail/$5,000

Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

1 year disqualification

252(1.2)

Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident causing bodily harm

Indictable

Indictable:10 years jail

Summary: 6months jail/$5,000

Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

5 year disqualification

252(1.3)

Fail to Stop at the Scene of an Accident causing death

Indictable

Life Imprisonment


Discretionary Driving Prohibition
0-3 years

5 year disqualification

253(1)(a)

Impaired Operation

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Summary: 18 months jail/$5,000

Indictable: 5 years jail

1st Offence:1 year disqualification

2nd Offence: 3 year disqualification*

3rd Offence: 5 year disqualification

253(1)(b)

Driving “Over 80”

Hybrid Offence

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Minimum Sentencing

1st Offence: $1,000 fine
2nd Offence: 30 days jail
3rd or More Offence: 120 days jail

Mandatory Driving Prohibitions
1st Offence: 1-3 years
2nd Offence: 2-5 years
3rd or More Offence: Minimum 3 years

*2nd or 3rd offence in 10 years

254(5)

Refusal/Failure

  • Blood Samples
  • Breath Samples
  • Screening Procedures

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Summary: 18 months jail/$5,000

Indictable: 5 years jail

Minimum Sentencing
1st Offence: $1,000
2nd Offence: 30 days jail
3rd or More Offence: 120 days jail

Mandatory Driving Prohibitions
1st Offence: 1-3 years
2nd Offence: 2-5 years
3rd or More Offence: Minimum 3 years

1st Offence: 1 year disqualification

2nd Offence: 3 year disqualification*
3rd Offence: 5 year disqualification*

*2nd or 3rd offence in 10 years

255(2)


255(2.1)


255(2.2)

Impaired causing bodily harm


“Over 80” causing bodily harm


Refusal/Failure causing bodily harm

Indictable

10 years jail


Discretionary Driving Prohibitions
0-10 years

5 year disqualification

255(3)

Impaired causing death

Indictable

Life imprisonment 

Discretionary Driving

5 year disqualification

255(3.1)


255(3.2)

“Over 80” causing death


Refusal/Failure causing death

Indictable

Prohibition

“any period that the Court considers proper”

5 year disqualification

259(4)

Drive While Disqualified

Hybrid Offence 

  • Crown can elect to proceed summarily or by indictment.

Indictable: 5 years jail

Summary: 6 months jail/$5,000

Mandatory Driving Prohibitions
1st Offence: 1-3 years
2nd Offence: 2-5 years
3rd or More Offence: Minimum 3 years

6 month disqualification

Contact Us Now

To learn more about the Alberta Administrative License Suspension program and your options, call a member of our team today.

Contact Us
Copyright Roadlawyers 2017 - Legal
Created by

Legal notice