A Top Lawyer for Impaired Driving In Kelowna
It seems that regardless of how much you had to drink, nothing is more sobering than seeing the lights of the police car in your rear-view mirror. In case you do get arrested for violating the laws, our lawyers are experienced with impaired driving cases and have achieved acquittals even in the most hopeless situations. When faced with a lawsuit, it is beneficial to have one of our trained and experienced impaired driving lawyers in Kelowna in your corner.
PROTECT YOUR RIGHTS
However, just because you “blew over” doesn’t mean you’re guilty! A wide range of variables can affect your reading, including your height, weight, drinking pattern, and food consumption. At The Heritage Law Group, we make sure your rights are looked after in every aspect.
AVOID STIFF PENALTIES
Did you know that if you are convicted of impaired driving, you will lose your licence for a minimum of 1 year? There are no exemptions for driving to and from work! If you are caught driving while prohibited, the penalties increase; adding an additional year’s prohibition from driving, a fine, and 7 days in jail.
EXPERIENCED IN MOTOR VEHICLE OFFENCES
At The Heritage Law Group, we have handled literally thousands of cases involving all kinds of motor vehicle offences, and as a result, know how to deal with them effectively and efficiently. There may have been a time when having a car was optional, but in today’s society, it is a necessity.
What is Impaired Driving?
It is one of the several criminal driving charges that can be filed against drivers. The charges are laid when the police believe that you have operated a vehicle under the influence of intoxicating substances (drugs or alcohol) to such a degree that it has affected your ability to drive safely. If you or someone you know are in legal trouble, schedule a consultation with one of the best Impaired Driving Lawyers in Kelowna.
Defences to Impaired Driving Charges in Kelowna
There are some effective defences in the law against Impaired Driving which include:
Violation of constitutional rights: Before arresting, police will set your rights as per the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In case the police fail to abide by these rights, your Impaired Driving Lawyer in Kelowna can make sure it helps you in your defence.
Involuntary intoxication: If you didn't voluntarily consume alcohol or other intoxicating substances, or you were drugged without your knowledge, our team of lawyers can take this and challenge the mental element of the offence.
Defence of necessity: If you were at immediate risk of harm and you drove for longer than it was necessary to escape that particular harm, one of our experienced lawyers can help you regarding the same.
For three generations, we have worked to ensure we stay committed to helping you protect your legal rights. We will review the entire police file with careful attention, including detailed documents regarding the incident pertaining to your case. You can rest assured that our lawyers will explore every possible defence that could raise a reasonable doubt about the evidence or your charter rights being upheld.