Drunk Driving Lawyers in Edmonton
Edmonton DUI Lawyers
Nobody is perfect… everybody makes errors once in a while, including people who may have had a little too much to drink and the police officers who make dwi arrests. There is so much to lose when you or someone you know is arrested and charged with driving impaired. Being represented by a dui lawyer who knows the system and can give you the best chance of your drunk driving arrest charges getting dismissed or reduced is absolutely crucial. The lawyers at the Law Offices of R. Kent Haryett & Company have established a reputation in Edmonton as one of the premier law offices that can help their clients continue their normal, everyday life after dui arrests.
Losing Your License Would Be Devastating
If you, a family member or friend has been arrested and charged with a dui or causing a drunk driving accident, your daily life could get turned upside down if you do not choose a dui lawyer that has a proven record of success in the Alberta courts. If a person loses their license or has their driving privileges suspended due to impaireds or drinking and driving accidents, their very way of life could be drastically interrupted due to one or more of the following:
- 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
Impaired driving laws & dui charges are not set in stone
Drunk driving law states that it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, while having the care or control over that vehicle, while one’s ability to operate that vehicle is impaired by alcohol. Dwi laws also state that, if you are taken into custody on suspicion that you are driving drunk, that a qualified technician will take samples of the accused driver’s breath into a breathalyzer device known as the Intoxylizer 5000C. The test is given to determine how many milligrams of alcohol is present per 100 milliliters of blood. Dui laws state that 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 device at the police station or into a certified breath screening apparatus at the roadside.
Because there is so much room for error during the police investigation and testing, our goal at Haryett & Co. is to get as much of the police and prosecutor’s evidence excluded. Charges of drunk driving, impaired driving, “over .08”, “over 80”, DUI and DWI and refusal are complex and require that police officers and technicians follow strict rules and procedures. Even if the officer’s investigation stands up, the roadside screening device and/or the breath machine can be wrong and there are many options to explore when challenging their measurements. Our dui defence team at Haryett & Co. are very qualified in examining the evidence and scrutinizing errors so that as much evidence as possible is excluded from the police investigation and the prosecution’s case against you.
Contact a DUI, Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Now
If you or someone you know is facing drunk driving accident related charges or an impaired driving arrest, you should know all of your options, from both sides of the law. Call the Law Offices of Haryett and Co. today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your best options for defending your drunk driving charge.