British Columbia’s provincial government dictates that if a police officer has reason to suspect that you are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they have the right to request a breath sample by using an Approved Screening Device (ASD)
Depending on the ASD results, you may face the following consequences:
- Driver’s licence seizure
- 3, 7, 30 or 90 day driving prohibition
- Vehicle impoundment
- Financial penalties
- Required interlock ignition device
- Criminal charges
Given the serious implications associated with an IRP, having an experienced defence is imperative. The team of lawyers atMartland & Saulnier provide a client-focused approach and will work quickly and efficiently to give you the help that you need.
Experience You Can Depend On
At Martland & Saulnier, we understand the importance of acting quickly. Driving prohibitions can be submitted for review but the deadline is strict and the process is difficult.
Firm partner Joseph Saulnier has been practicing law in BC for over a decade. His practice encompasses all manner of criminal law, with a focus on impaired driving charges and Motor Vehicle Act offences. He has worked as an adjudicator at the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles, making him highly skilled and capable of understanding what it takes to work towards a favourable outcome. By lending his expertise to IRP cases, Mr. Saulnier gives clients the advantage of having an insider’s perspective.
Schedule a consultation with us by calling our office at 604-687-6278 or by email to set up an appointment. We serve clients across Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.