You’ve been charged with impaired driving or a related offense. Contact Chadi and Company to discuss your impaired driving case today. We recognize that an impaired driving charge can profoundly change your personal and professional life. The possibility of conviction can be overwhelming and embarrassing, but there is hope. Chadi and Company has more than a decade of experience, and can provide you with an effective, successful defense against your charges.
Have you been charged with the following offenses?
Regardless of the charges brought against you, there is a clear and simple way to proceed: contact Chadi and Company today for your best defense. Even before carrying on with your defense, we may be able to assist in securing the return of, and use, of your license until your scheduled trial date.
Understanding the Law:
Being convicted of any of these charges is a matter of significant gravity. A criminal conviction and the acquisition of a criminal record is a guarantee upon a successful conviction. At Chadi and Company, it’s our objective to prevent a criminal conviction and the acquisition of a criminal record wherever possible. A criminal record can significantly impede your ability to freely pursue employment and travel outside of the country.
Criminal record aside, the consequences for receiving any of these convictions is substantial, even at its least severe. Often, repercussions become more significant in the case of repeat convictions: large fines, jail time and license revocation as long as 3 or more years. Despite the potential severity of these consequences, a high-quality defense remains at your disposal.
Chadi and Company’s team of highly qualified litigators have spent years examining the nuances of impaired driving law in Alberta. Often a defense is apparent only to those experts who have made themselves rigorously acquainted with the particular school of law at hand; Chadi and puts these experts at your disposal… A good defense is never far.
First, we begin by discussing your case in as much detail as can be made available. With all available information surrounding your conviction made known to us, we can usually determine:
-whether or not your innocence can be effectively defended. If there’s a way, our lawyers will pursue a favourable verdict.
-the most effective way to establish your innocence.
Next, our knowledgeable and inventive lawyers go to work at fashioning your defense.
Quite often in impaired driving convictions, innocence can be established by contesting the reliability of the equipment used in procuring your sample prior to conviction. Several of our team-members are specifically familiar with the breath-testing tools popularly employed here in Alberta such as the Intoxilyzer series and Intox EC IR II. In addition to contesting the reliability of the equipment employed, we can also consider whether or not your treatment around the acquisition of your sample was in all ways constitutional. Unconstitutional treatment can be used as a possible basis for excluding significant evidence typically employed by the prosecution in attempting to establish your guilt.
Such a defense strategy is immensely technical and demands expert litigation on the part of an experienced attorney.
Refusal charges are charges raised when an individual has either declined to provide a breathalyser sample or has failed to do so adequately.
Oftentimes, we can effectively establish a basis on which you were lawfully entitled to decline the request. In other cases, our lawyers can determine that there was no valid basis on which to request the sample in the first place.
In some cases, refusal charges can arise from a legitimate but unsuccessful effort made by the defendant to provide a sample. This information can be extremely useful in determining your innocence.