Impaired Driving Lawyer Calgary
DUI/Impaired Driving • Dangerous Driving • Driving Over 80 Charge
When you can’t afford to lose your license or get a criminal record, trust a former Crown Prosecutor to help you win your DUI case!
- DUI, Impaired driving
- Careless driving
- Driving over 80
- Dangerous driving
Our approach to an impaired driving defence is built on a thorough review of the facts, exhaustive examination of all issues associated with your traffic stop, and a determined approach to defending your case. We are a firm built on the foundation of significant trial success. Since our founding we have been highly effective for our clients.
Driving Over 80 & Impaired Driving
Driving while blood alcohol over 80 and impaired driving charges can have significant and unexpected consequences beyond criminal fines and potential jail time. Driving over 80 refers to a specific offense related to impaired driving. It means operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or more. This is also commonly expressed as 0.08% BAC. In other words, if a driver is found to have a BAC of 0.08% or higher, they can be charged with driving over 80. A conviction can also lead to:
- A permanent criminal record
- Employment issues
- Driving prohibition for at least one year
- Required treatment or assessment programs
- Increased insurance premiums
- An immigration status change
Our clients come from all walks of life. Whatever your situation and needs, we fully review all aspects of your case to help you protect your rights and achieve a workable solution.
Defending Against Dangerous Driving Charges in Alberta
In Alberta, driving offenses are sometimes perceived as minor transgressions, potentially resolved with a simple fine. However, when these charges involve substantial property damage, severe injuries, or, tragically, fatalities, the implications become gravely serious.
Dangerous driving is broadly defined within the Criminal Code, affording law enforcement officials considerable discretion in its application. This discretion becomes particularly crucial when you face charges linked to severe injuries or loss of life, necessitating a knowledgeable legal advocate to protect your rights.
Our law firm specializes in handling cases involving a spectrum of driving-related offenses, including:
- Impaired Driving Charges
- Excessive Speeding Citations
- Abrupt Lane Change Violations
- Reckless and Aggressive Driving Allegations
- Auto Accidents Resulting in Serious Injuries
- Criminal Negligence Leading to Death through Vehicle Operation
The penalties for such offenses can be severe and multifaceted. Even in cases where no physical harm occurs, a conviction may lead to a one-year license suspension. When significant bodily harm is involved, individuals may face imprisonment. This penalty escalates significantly if a fatality occurs.
It is imperative to navigate these complex legal matters with a dedicated and knowledgeable legal advocate by your side. We are committed to providing robust defense and legal support, understanding the varying degrees of legal consequences related to dangerous driving actions. These legal provisions are outlined in Section 320.13 of the Criminal Code, emphasizing the gravity of actions that jeopardize public safety and the importance of securing the best possible outcome in your case.
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Darren was amazing in court. He was fully prepared and worked hard to prove my case. I was charged with a DUI and other charges. I walked away with nothing. Could not be happier and more thankful for his hard work and knowledge.