Recent Changes To Federal Impaired Driving Legislation As It Relates To The Use Of The Breathalyzer Machine

July 15, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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One of our concerns with the new legislation is that it places all the emphasis on the Breathalyzer machine and removes any question of reasonable doubt about the machine’s results. There could still be reasonable doubt in light of contrary evidence provided by witnesses, individuals such as friends, colleagues, co-workers or whomever. In the past, […]

Recent Changes To Federal Impaired Driving Legislation

July 15, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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Recent changes to the criminal code have raised a number of questions. The federal government has already passed new legislation which came into effect July 2, 2008, but the question remains as to whether or not that change is going to apply retroactively to a person who already has a case within the system or […]

The Penalties For An Impaired Driving Charge Or Conviction

January 21, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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If a person is charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle, or with impaired care and control, Alberta traffic law automatically suspends the operator’s license for 90 days. However, there is a grace period. The police take away your driver’s license, the plastic card, and they cut it up right there at the roadside. […]

How Various Impaired Driving Charges Are Defined In Alberta

January 18, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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In Alberta, impaired driving is defined just as it is everywhere else in the country, because criminal law is standard across Canada. There are basically 4 categories of alcohol-related driving offenses under the Criminal Code. There is operating the motor vehicle while your ability to do so is impaired by alcohol. Then there is operating […]

The Consequences Of An Impaired Driving Conviction And How Legal Advice Can Help

January 18, 2008 by  
Category: Impaired Driving

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There are many consequences of an impaired driving offense and several ways in which we assist people who have been charged. One thing to keep in mind is that the instruments that the police use to test blood alcohol level, like any other machine, are subject to failure periodically. So simply because the machine gave […]

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