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Passionate Advocate for DUI Defendants' Rights

As of October 17, 2018, it is legal to possess marijuana in Canada. More accused people may find themselves charged with drug-impaired driving offences. If you have been charged with driving while impaired by alcohol or a drug or driving while over .08, make an appointment with Dale Wm. Fedorchuk, Q.C. in Calgary, Alberta. A keen DUI lawyer, he will review your case and will pay attention to the smallest of details, ones that may have the potential to become a key component of your defence.


Impaired Driving Charges

You may be charged with impaired driving while your blood alcohol exceeded .08. Over 80 or .08 refers to the amount of alcohol in your blood. If the level of alcohol in your blood is found to be greater than 80 milligrams, you may be convicted, even if you appear sober. As well, If you have five nanograms or more of THC in your blood, it is as serious as if you're caught with a blood alcohol concentration over .08. Either conviction can result in many consequences. These consequences include a mandatory one-year driving prohibition, as well as:

• A Criminal Conviction and Record
• A Minimum $1,000 Fine
• A Long Pretrial Driving Suspension
• A Canada-Wide One-Year Driving Prohibition
• A Substantial Increase of Insurance Rates
• Potential Loss of Job Opportunities
• Travel Problems including Travel Abroad Restrictions

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Seeking the Best Options

After three months, the Court may allow you to drive with an interlock device hooked to your ignition. This will be installed at your own expense. Defending against impaired driving and impaired operation of a vehicle charges can be complex. With our wide legal knowledge, we will see to it that you receive a thorough hearing in court. From challenging a Breathalyzer™ test to exploring treatment programs instead of jail time, we are exhaustive in our approach. Depending on your circumstances, we can ask a court to question whether:

• Police Breached Your Constitutional (Charter) Rights
• Police Had Reasonable Grounds to Ask for a Breath Test at the Roadside
• The Approved Screening Device (ASD) Was Working Properly


Refusal

With the changes to the law of impaired driving comes a radical change to your rights. Police will no longer need to have a reasonable suspicion to make you blow a breath sample into a roadside Approved Screening Device. If you do not comply with a breath demand, you can be charged the offence of refusing a breath sample, which has the same punishment as the impaired driving offences. Dale Wm. Fedorchuk, Q.C. will be making constitutional challenges to the new law to protect your rights. Obtaining representation from us is the first step you should take.

Don't Wait to Take Action

If you were recently caught for impaired driving by alcohol or a drug like marijuana, or for refusal or refusing a breath sample, take legal action as soon as possible. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your charges, so contact us now.


We accept cases where we are paid by Legal Aid. If you apply for a Legal Aid certificate, ask Legal Aid to appoint Dale Wm. Fedorchuk, Q.C. to represent you.