Impaired Driving Defense Lawyers
DUI, DWI, Impaired, and Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Nobody is perfect … sometimes, we have a bit too much to drink … sometimes, police officers do when making DWI or impaired driving arrests.
So much to lose with an impaired driving arrest or charge. A DUI lawyer, who knows the system and can give you the best chance of your drunk driving arrest and impaired driving charges getting dismissed or reduced, is absolutely critical.
The impaired driving defense team at Slaferek Callihoo have an established reputation in Edmonton, Alberta, as one of the premier law offices, helping their clients continue their lives after a DUI arrest.
Impaired Driving Charges and Arrests in Alberta
The majority of impaired driving arrests involve drinking and driving. An impaired driving charge occurs when a police officer suspects a substance, chemical, or condition is impairing a driver’s ability to operate a motor vehicle safely.
These arrests are becoming more common because an arresting officer suspects the accused driver is under the influence of illegal drugs or even legal prescription medications. The impaired driving defense team at Slaferek Callihoo is well recognized for successfully, and aggressively, defending impaired driving charges, by employing the following strategies:
- Challenging the legality of the traffic stop
- Questioning the methods of determining sobriety
- Cross-examining witness testimony
- Challenging the police investigation
- Utilizing expert toxicologist’s testimony to undermine the Crown’s evidence
- Employing challenges to laws, codes, statutes, and legislation
Losing Your License in Alberta Would be Devastating
Being arrested and charged with a DUI, impaired driving, or causing a drunk driving accident, your daily life could get turned upside down. It’s very important you choose a DUI lawyer with a proven record of success in Alberta courts. If a person loses their license, or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaired charges or drinking and driving accidents, their way of life could be drastically interrupted:
- 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
- Car insurance increases – DUI tag
- Immigration status issues
Impaired Driving Laws and DUI Charges are not Set in Stone
Drunk Driving Law states: it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle – having the care of control over that vehicle – while one’s ability to operate said vehicle is impaired by alcohol.
DWI Laws state: if you are taken into custody on suspicion of driving drunk, a qualified technician will take samples of the accused driver’s breath into a breathalyzer – the Intoxylizer 5000C. The test determines how many milligrams of alcohol exists per 100 milliliters of blood.
DUI Laws state: the charge of ‘over .08’ or ‘over 80’ is normally added if the driver’s breathalyzer sample registers over the legal limit of .08. The charge of refusal results when the operator of the motor vehicle refuses to either provide a sample of their breath into the Intoxylizer at the police station or into a certified breath screening apparatus at the roadside.
With so much room for error during the police investigation and testing, our goal at Slaferek Callihoo is to have as much of the prosecutor’s evidence excluded. Charges of drunk driving, impaired driving, ‘over .08’, ‘over 80’, DUI, DWI, and refusal are complex and require police officers and technicians to follow strict rules and procedures. If the officer’s investigation stands up in court, the roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be wrong; there are many options to explore when challenging their measurements.
Our DUI defense team, at Slaferek Callihoo, are very qualified in examining the evidence and scrutinizing errors as to have as much evidence as possible excluded from the police investigation and the prosecution’s case against you.
Contact Our Impaired Driving, DUI, Drunk Driving Accident Lawyers Now
If you or someone you know if facing drunk driving accident related charges or an impaired driving arrest, know all your options – from both sides of the law. Call the law offices of Slaferek Callihoo today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your best options for defending you against your drunk driving charge or impaired driving arrest.
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