Failing to Stop at Scene of Accident Charge Calgary AB

Failing to Stop at Scene of An Accident Offences in Calgary

The Charge

In order to be found guilty of this offence, it must be proven that:

  • You drove or had the care or control of a motor vehicle
  • That vehicle was involved in an accident with another person, another vehicle, or livestock
  • You failed to stop your vehicle
  • You did not give your name and address
  • You did not offer help to anyone who was injured and needed it
  • You failed to stop because you did not want to get in legal trouble

It is important to know that the Crown does not need to prove that you were the one who caused the collision or otherwise at fault.

Bail Conditions

Frequently, the prosecution will apply to have you kept in custody when you are charged with this crime. The circumstances of this charge may suggest that you do not live up to your legal obligations.

Defending Failing to Stop at Scene of an Accident Charge

This charge is frequently laid alongside other allegations related to your driving, i.e. impaired driving, dangerous driving, or driving while disqualified. They can also involve significant property damage or personal injury. As a result, this could generate a great deal of evidence against you – witness statements, traffic collision reports, medical records of people injured in the collision, and vehicle experts.

Combing through all the evidence for weaknesses in the Crown’s case and other potential defences takes a skilled eye. Contact Michael Oykhman Criminal Defence today, we can help!

The Sentence

The consequences of a conviction are serious. You can go to jail for up to 5 years. In addition, the Province of Alberta will automatically suspend your license for one year from the date you are found guilty. On top of that, a Judge can give you an additional driving suspension of up to 3 years!

If your strategy focuses on damage control, let us help. In appropriate cases, we can negotiate a plea to a lesser offence that gets your license back as soon as possible.

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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.

Successful Case Results

Impaired Driving and Over .08, Charges Withdrawn

Calgary Provincial Court
Case Number: 7519721

Our client drove through a checkstop, indicated he had some drinks that evening, and was noted to have glassy mirrored eyes and a smell of alcohol on his breath. He failed the roadside breath test, blew .140 on the evidentiary instrument, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.

Once we were retained, we set the matter for trial and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Days before trial, we successfully negotiated the withdrawal of all charges.

Successful Result: No Criminal Record, Charges Withdrawn

Impaired Driving and Over .08, Charges Withdrawn

Calgary Provincial Court
Case Number: 5519791

Our client was observed accelerating at a high rate of speed through a parking lot. Upon stopping, the police observed that his speech was slurred, and he admitted drinking that day. He failed the roadside breath test, and was charged with impaired driving, driving over .08, and some traffic tickets.

Once we were retained, we set a trial date and filed a motion alleging a violation of our client’s Constitutional rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. We successfully negotiated a stay of proceedings on all criminal charges in exchange for a guilty plea to one of the traffic tickets.

Successful Result: No criminal Record, Charges Stayed

Impaired Driving and Over .08, Charges Withdrawn

Canmore Provincial Court
Case Number: 7620141

Our client was stopped by the RCMP after being observed driving erratically. He had an odour of alcohol on his breath, blood shot eyes, and admitted drinking beer earlier in the day. He failed the roadside breath test, provided further breath samples at the RCMP station, and was charged with impaired driving and driving over .08.

Once we were retained, we carefully reviewed the allegations and found what we believed to be a fatal flaw in the RCMP investigation. We contacted the Crown Prosecutor’s office, and successfully negotiated a withdrawal of all charges.

Successful Result:
No Criminal Record, Charges Withdrawn
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Disclaimer: All results of cases handled by the lawyer/firm are not provided. The results provided are not necessarily representative of results obtained by the lawyer/firm or of the experience of all clients or others with the lawyer/firm. Every case is different, and each client’s case must be evaluated and handled on its own merits.