When facing a criminal driving charge, such as impaired driving (DUI) it is crucial to consult with an experienced Dui lawyer calgary. This type of offence is a serious matter and can impact your future. A conviction could lead to a lengthy licence suspension, a fine and a criminal record that will prevent you from doing a lot of things including crossing borders.
How long does a DUI stay on your record in Alberta?
The police can arrest you for Impaired Driving or Driving Over 80 if they believe your blood alcohol level was higher than the legal limit of 0.08%. In addition, you may be required to install an ignition interlock device as part of the Alberta Ignition Interlock Program if you are convicted of one or more of these offences. This device will monitor your blood alcohol content while you are operating a vehicle and it will prevent the vehicle from starting if it detects that you have consumed any alcohol.
Alan Pearse is a Calgary based impaired driving defence lawyer with extensive experience in fighting DUI offences. He is the author of the legal textbook A Guide to Breathalyzer Certificates in Canada and publishes the Alan Pearse DUI Newsletter that offers technical analysis on impaired driving law. He practices 99% DUI law, primarily in Calgary, but routinely takes files throughout the province of Alberta.
He understands that most impaired driving offences involve ordinary citizens who think they were not morally blameworthy for their actions and genuinely believe they were not operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration over the legal limit. He is committed to helping clients navigate the legal system and fight for their rights.