Drug-impaired driving is a serious crime. Not only can you suffer serious legal consequences, you could put the people you care most about and yourself in danger if a fatal accident occurs. If you are facing a drug or alcohol-impaired driving charge in Alberta, contact Roadlawyers for legal advice to better understand the law and your rights.
With the recent legalization of cannabis in Canada, it’s more important than ever to stay up to date on how drug-impaired driving cases are handled. Read the following articles for more insight and information.
In this file photo, a French police officer gives a driver a breathalyzer test during on January 1, 2013 in Breteville-sur-Odon, near the northwestern city of
Criminal lawyer, Michael Spratt, discusses the new drinking and drug impairment law in Canada.
WATCH: The fear among medicinal cannabis users is that, starting Oct. 17, they will no longer be allowed on the road and will pay the price when it comes to their freedom.
Roadside saliva-testing devices were authorized by Bill C-46, a massive overhaul of Canada's impaired driving laws that passed in June.
While we’ll undoubtedly see jurisdictions across Canada scrambling to acquire and deploy a new saliva-testing device designed to detect cannabis, it’s heartening to see Calgary police taking a much more prudent approach to the matter.
Alcohol, drugs, distraction, and fatigue can all result in impaired driving. Ask yourself if it’s worth the risk.