When you’re faced with impaired driving charges and need legal assistance, Roadlawyers provides the driving offence lawyers Calgary and other Alberta residents' need. Call us immediately if you’re faced with impaired driving offences such as:
Impaired driving offences are generally separated into three groups: impaired operation, driving over the legal limit, and refusing or failing to provide a breath sample. Each of these charges presumes that an individual has been operating a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol.
Impaired driving law is one of the most technical areas of criminal law. If you are charged with any of the above offences, your chances of successfully defending yourself in court are greatly increased if you have an experienced trial advocate on your side. That is why the team at Roadlawyers devotes the entirety of their resources to ensuring that they provide their clients with the excellent representation for which they have become known.
If you are convicted of any of the above offences you will be sentenced to a minimum one-year criminal driving prohibition. This prohibition will prevent you from operating a motor vehicle on any street, road, highway, or other public place.
If you operate a motor vehicle during your prohibition, you may be charged with an offence under section 259(4) of the Criminal Code. If you are convicted of driving while disqualified, your sentence may range from a fine to jail.
Dangerous Driving Offences
If you operate a motor vehicle (or water vessel, train or aircraft) in a manner that endangers the public, you could face up to five years in prison, according to Canadian Criminal Code. Further, dangerous driving causing bodily harm could net you up to 10 years in prison. That’s why you need a lawyer who is knowledgeable of dangerous driving offence law.
Leaving the Scene of an Accident
Anyone involved in an accident – whether that accident occurs while you’re operating a motor vehicle, or water vessel – is obligated by law to stop and offer his/her name and address. Furthermore, if someone appears to be injured in the accident, you must offer assistance. Failure to stop at the scene of an accident can result in a punishment of up to five years in prison and 10 years if an injury has occurred. If you leave the scene of an accident knowing that someone has died or might die at the scene as a result of the crash, you could face life in prison.