Losing Your License in Alberta Would be Devastating
Being arrested and charged with a DUI, impaired driving, or causing a drunk driving accident, your daily life could get turned upside down. It’s very important you choose a DUI lawyer with a proven record of success in Alberta courts. If a person loses their license, or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaired charges or drinking and driving accidents, their way of life could be drastically interrupted:
- A permanent criminal record
- Termination of employment and career issues
- Loss of license
- Inhibited ability to work or care for children
- Mandatory treatment programs / DUI classes
- Car insurance increases – DUI tag
- Immigration status issues
Impaired Driving Laws and DUI Charges are not Set in Stone
Drunk Driving Law states: it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle – having the care of control over that vehicle – while one’s ability to operate said vehicle is impaired by alcohol.
DWI Laws state: if you are taken into custody on suspicion of driving drunk, a qualified technician will take samples of the accused driver’s breath into a breathalyzer – the Intoxylizer 5000C. The test determines how many milligrams of alcohol exists per 100 milliliters of blood.
DUI Laws state: the charge of ‘over .08’ or ‘over 80’ is normally added if the driver’s breathalyzer sample registers over the legal limit of .08. The charge of refusal results when the operator of the motor vehicle refuses to either provide a sample of their breath into the Intoxylizer at the police station or into a certified breath screening apparatus at the roadside.
With so much room for error during the police investigation and testing, our goal at Slaferek Callihoo is to have as much of the prosecutor’s evidence excluded. Charges of drunk driving, impaired driving, ‘over .08’, ‘over 80’, DUI, DWI, and refusal are complex and require police officers and technicians to follow strict rules and procedures. If the officer’s investigation stands up in court, the roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be wrong; there are many options to explore when challenging their measurements.
Our DUI defense team, at Slaferek Callihoo, are very qualified in examining the evidence and scrutinizing errors as to have as much evidence as possible excluded from the police investigation and the prosecution’s case against you.
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