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How to Beat your Alberta Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS)

How to Beat your Alberta Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS): Top Ten Common Grounds to Cancel an IRS from our IRS Lawyers Structuring Your IRS Defence If you are reading this article, you have likely been issued a Notice of Administrative Penalty (NAP) as part of an Immediate [...]

How to Beat your Alberta Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) 2021-03-17T21:46:11+00:00

How Long will my IRS Suspension be?

How Long will my IRS Suspension be? Under a recent revision to Alberta’s Traffic Safety Act, drivers suspected of operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be given an Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) – including a license suspension and other potential penalties. The precise sanctions you [...]

How Long will my IRS Suspension be? 2021-01-20T16:32:47+00:00

What is an Immediate Roadside Sanction?

What is an Immediate Roadside Sanction? Alberta has always had strict DUI laws but, as of December 2020, they have become even harsher. The recent legislative changes have made an Immediate Roadside Sanction (IRS) more likely if you are stopped and suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or [...]

What is an Immediate Roadside Sanction? 2021-01-19T20:58:37+00:00

How much do DUI lawyers cost?

DUI Lawyer Costs If you are reading this article, you have likely been charged with your first DUI and have many questions about lawyers, legal fees, and your options moving forward. Or you might be a concerned parent, child, partner, or friend of someone who was recently charged with a [...]

How much do DUI lawyers cost? 2021-01-20T16:40:51+00:00

How to beat a DUI or Impaired Driving Charge

How to Beat a DUI Charge: Top 100+ Common Defences to a DUI from Lawyers who Defend DUI’s Disclaimer: Please note that the defences outlined on this page relate primarily to Driving Over the Legal Limit charges arising from breath tests. Blood sample cases, and other possible driving alcohol/drug related [...]

How to beat a DUI or Impaired Driving Charge 2021-02-16T04:03:14+00:00

How is the new impaired driving law in Canada different from before?

There are many changes that have been made to impaired driving law. The most important differences that you should be aware of are: (1) The new law makes it illegal to have a blood-alcohol-content over the legal limit 2 hours after driving. Previously, it was only illegal to be impaired while driving or when in [...]

How is the new impaired driving law in Canada different from before? 2021-01-20T16:44:12+00:00

How can I get my driving while disqualified charges dropped?

In some cases, there is a possibility that after reviewing all of the evidence against you, we find weaknesses that are detrimental enough to the Crown prosecutor’s case that we can persuade them to drop the charges against you. If this does not happen, there are other ways that you can ensure that you [...]

How can I get my driving while disqualified charges dropped? 2018-04-13T08:30:08+00:00

What are the best defences to a driving while disqualified charge?

The best defence to your driving while disqualified charge will depend heavily on the unique facts of your case, as well as your personal circumstances and the circumstances of the offence. As we do not list all of the defences available for this particular charge, in order to determine the most effective way to [...]

What are the best defences to a driving while disqualified charge? 2018-04-13T08:32:25+00:00

What happens if I am convicted of driving while disqualified?

A conviction for driving while disqualified is a serious criminal offence, and there is a wide range of sentences that can follow a finding of guilt for this charge. Because you are often breaching a term of probation after a finding of guilt for a prior criminal offence, jail sentences are common for this [...]

What happens if I am convicted of driving while disqualified? 2018-01-26T19:46:54+00:00

What is driving while disqualified?

You will be guilty of driving while disqualified when you operate a motor vehicle, vessel, or aircraft while disqualified from doing so because of a previous driving suspension or disqualification. In order to secure a conviction for the offence, the Crown will need to prove that you were operating a motor vehicle on any [...]

What is driving while disqualified? 2018-04-13T08:35:32+00:00