Fort McMurray Impaired Driving Lawyers
DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving, and Impaired Driving
The impaired driving defense team at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group has an impeccable reputation for successfully and aggressively defending impaired driving charges. Most commonly, impaired driving arrests involve drinking and driving but a driver may be subject to Impaired driving charges when a law enforcement officer suspects that a substance, chemical or condition is impairing the driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely. More and more arrests occur because the police officer suspects that the accused driver is under the influence of illegal drugs or even legal prescription medications and not necessarily alcohol.
We achieved a stellar reputation for defending DUI arrests because we employ the following approaches:
- Questioning the legality of the traffic stop.
- Challenging the methods for determining sobriety.
- Cross-examining witness testimony and questioning the police investigation and procedures.
- Using expert toxicologist testimony to refute the Crown’s evidence.
- Employing challenges to laws, codes, statutes and legislation.
So much 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 system and can give you the best chance of getting your drunk driving arrest charges dismissed or reduced. Mistakes, such as driving drunk, happen. Not only to the people who may have had a little too much to drink, but also to the police officers who make impaired driving arrests & DWI arrests. We can help uncover these police mistakes. The impaired driving lawyers at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group have been very successful in helping clients resume their everyday lives after driving impaired and DUI arrests.
Impaired driving laws & DUI charges are not so clear-cut
Drunk driving law prohibits a person to operate a motor vehicle, while having the care or control over that vehicle when one’s ability to operate that vehicle is impaired by alcohol. DWI laws dictate that, if you are taken into custody on suspicion that you are driving drunk, a qualified technician sample the accused driver’s breath in a breathalyzer device known as the Intoxylizer 5000C. The test is administered in order to determine the level of milligrams of alcohol present per 100 milliliters of blood. DUI laws state that the charge of over .08 is usually added if the driver’s breath sample registers over the legal allowable limit of .08. These instances can lead to dui arrest, dwi arrests and dui charges. If the driver fails to either provide a sample of their breath into the intoxylizer device at the police holding facility or at the roadside into a certified breath-screening device the result will be a charge of refusal.
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 rules and procedures. There is a lot of room for error that, even if the officer’s investigation holds true, the roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be shown to be faulty or incorrect. There are a variety of ways to challenge accuracy, and the DUI defense team at the The Law Office of Gunn Law Group know them all. We are skilled at scrutinizing the evidence and pointing out errors so that as much evidence as possible is excluded from the prosecution’s case.
You can’t afford to lose your licence
If a person loses their license or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaired convictions, DUI accidents or drinking and driving accidents, the way they conduct their daily lives could drastically change because of these consequences:
- 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 has failed a breathalyzer test, been caught driving drunk, been arrested and charged with a DUI, impaired driving or caused a drunk driving accident, your lifestyle could be drastically altered if you do not choose a DUI lawyer who has a proven track record in Alberta courts.
Contact a Impaired Driving Accident Lawyer Now
If you or someone you know is faced with impaired driving or drunk driving accident related charges, you need to know all of your options. This is a complex legal area, and you need expert DUI attorneys on your side. Contact The Law Office of Gunn Law Group today to schedule a free consultation to discuss the best defense strategies for your impaired driving, drunk driving, DUI accidents, or drunk driving accidents case.
Gunn Law Group handles criminal defense of impaired or drunk driving charges in Fort McMurray, Peace River, Grande Prairie, High Level, Vermilion and other communities in northern Alberta.