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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

A criminal defence lawyer’s top 5 tips for fighting an impaired driving charge

If you are pulled over while driving impaired, the most important thing you can do is co-operate with the police and comply with their demands, especially when they are testing your sobriety. If you are resistant and fail to follow their instructions, you may be charged with obstruction or “refusal,” which may make your [...]

A criminal defence lawyer’s top 5 tips for fighting an impaired driving charge 2018-04-12T17:44:43+00:00

Can I get charged with a DUI if I am driving while I am high on drugs?

Yes, you can get charged with impaired driving if you are found driving while high on drugs, including marijuana. The elements that the Crown must prove beyond a reasonable doubt in order for you to be convicted of this offence are almost the same as those in the case of impairment by alcohol/over 80. However, [...]

Can I get charged with a DUI if I am driving while I am high on drugs? 2018-04-12T17:25:46+00:00

Can I go to the US if I am found guilty of a DUI?

The decision whether to admit you to the US is discretionary on the part of the Customs and Border Protection Agent with whom you interact. This means that regardless of whether you have a criminal conviction, a Border Agent can deny your entry to the US for a variety of reasons. That said, US [...]

Can I go to the US if I am found guilty of a DUI? 2018-04-12T17:51:04+00:00

How can I avoid a criminal record if I am guilty of a DUI?

In rare circumstances, even if you are found guilty of a DUI offence (such as Impaired Driving or Over 80 or Care or Control), it is possible to avoid a criminal record. The general rule is that if you are found guilty of a DUI, you will receive a criminal record and a mandatory [...]

How can I avoid a criminal record if I am guilty of a DUI? 2018-04-12T19:31:08+00:00