Calgary DUI Lawyer
As criminal defence lawyers, we handle all types of offences relating to the Criminal Code including drug offences (including marijuana), weapon and gun offences, assault charges, murder or other violent offences, sexual offences and property offences. Our team of Calgary based criminal lawyers is experienced, trustworthy and reliable in providing quality legal representation to persons charged with these types of offences throughout Alberta and Western Canada.
What happens when you get a DUI in Calgary?
If you are facing an IRS (Impaired Record System) or a criminal charge for impaired driving in Alberta, it is important to contact a Calgary dui lawyer immediately as the law has very serious implications for your driver’s licence and freedom. If you receive a criminal conviction, the consequences will follow you for the rest of your life. If you are a first time offender, you will likely also be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device on your vehicle and this can significantly reduce your mobility and make it very difficult to get a job or a home.
The defences to a DUI offence are complex and many of these cases involve forensic science. It is very common for people to be charged with drunk driving when they are not overtly intoxicated and did not act suspiciously. Often, the offence is based on a breath or blood sample that shows a blood alcohol concentration above the legal limit. David Chow is a former Crown prosecutor and has extensive experience in defending complex DUI offences, including care and control of a motor vehicle cases alleging drug impairment.