DUI (driving under the influence), DWI (driving while impaired) drunk driving and impaired driving all mean the same thing – that you need help dealing with these charges. The criminal lawyers at Gunn Law Group have been very successful at helping clients resume their everyday lives following DUI arrests. We know that mistakes happen. A lot is at stake when you or someone you know is arrested and charged with driving impaired so it is critical that you get the help of a DUI lawyer who knows the intricacies of the legal system and can give you the best chance of getting your drunk driving arrest charges dismissed or reduced. The defense team at Gunn Law Group is well versed in this area of the legal system and has had success in defended drunk driving arrests.
Impaired driving laws & DUI charges in Alberta are not so clear-cut
Drunk driving laws DWI laws DUI laws or impaired driving laws, as they are all commonly referred to, state that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, while having the care or control of the vehicle when one’s ability to operate that vehicle is impaired by alcohol. If you are taken into custody on grounds that you were driving drunk, a qualified technician will require you to provide samples of the your breath into a breathalyzer-type device known as the Intoxylizer 5000C. The test is administered to determine the level of milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. DUI laws dictate that a charge of over .08 be given if the driver’s breath sample registers over the legal allowable limit of 80 milligrams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood. If the driver fails to provide a sample of their breath into the Intoxylizer instrument either at the police holding facility, or at the roadside into an approved screening device, a charge of refusal will result.
Charges of drunk driving, impaired driving, over .08, DUI and DWI and refusal are very technical and require the police and technicians to obey strict procedures and conduct rules. There is, however, room for error such that the results obtained from a roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be challenged and sometimes proven to be wrong. Gunn Law Group’s goal is to uncover the errors which may afford our clients the best defence possible. There are a variety of ways to challenge accuracy, and we know which ones have worked best. The DUI defense team at Gunn Law Group is skilled at scrutinizing the evidence and then identifying errors that may exclude significant amounts of evidence from the prosecution’s case.
You can’t afford to lose your licence in Alberta
If a person loses their license or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaired driving laws or drinking and driving accidents, the way they go about their daily lives could change drastically due to one or more of the following:
- A permanent criminal record
- Termination of employment and career issues
- Loss of License
- Inhibited ability to work or care for children
- Mandatory treatment programs, DUI Classes
- DUI car insurance increases
- Immigration status issues
If you or someone you know and love has been arrested and charged with a DUI or causing a drunk driving accident, the situation can drastically change depending on your choice of DUI lawyers with a proven track record in Alberta courts.
Contact Our Experienced Impaired Driving Lawyers Now
Facing impaired driving, or drunk driving accident related charges? You need to know all of your options. This is a complex legal matter and you need knowledgeable counsel on your side. Call Gunn Law Group today to discover how we can help.
We handle the criminal defense of impaired or drunk driving charges in Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, St. Albert, Spruce Grove, Sherwood Park, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Bruderheim, Calmar, Devon, Gibbons, Legal, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain And Strathcona County, Leduc County, Parkland County And Sturgeon County, and other communities in northern Alberta. We will go anywhere in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
Call our offices at 1-780-666-7561 and start taking control today.