DEFENDS ALL DRIVING OFFENCES
CALGARY | BROOKS | COCHRANE | LETHBRIDGE
Impaired driving often captures ordinary people who really do not believe their ability to drive is impaired by alcohol or drug. Defending impaired driving requires your lawyer to engage technical requirements of the Criminal Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Operating a motor vehicle with blood alcohol exceeding the legal limit: “over or at 80”. Experienced Calgary DUI lawyers know how to navigate the complicated nuances of properly defending an Over 80 offence. Contact David Chow at 403.452.8018 for a free consultation.
IMPAIRED BY DRUG
With cannabis legalization and the increased use of medicinal and other recreational drugs, police have developed techniques to detect impaired driving by drug. Your impaired driving lawyer must be familiar with all of the rules relating to this type of investigation.
CAUSING DEATH OR BODILY HARM
Impaired driving causing death or bodily harm is a nightmare situation where the accused faces the entire weight of the criminal justice system. David Chow is a Calgary DUI lawyer who has successfully defended all of the most serious driving offences. Call 403.452.8018.
The Criminal Code and common interpret dangerous driving as driving behaviour that is a marked departure from the standard expected of a prudent and ordinary driver. A marked departure represents a serious deviation beyond mere negligence.
Criminal negligence can arise in both driving and non-driving situations. It involves conduct that shows a wanton or reckless disregard for the lives or safety of other persons. Criminal negligence can be upgraded in death or bodily injury situations.
HIT AND RUN
Failure to stop at the scene of an accident is offence when a person, who has control over a motor vehicle, intentionally departs an accident scene with the aim of escaping civil or criminal liability. Penalties increase if the person leaves knowing another has been injured.
Driving while disqualified is an administrative criminal driving offence where the accused intentionally operates a motor vehicle knowing that he or she has suspended from driving by operation of law. Penalties for violating court ordered driviing prohibitions can be stiff.