Drunk or impaired driving (DUI) charges come with serious consequences and complex appeals. Our lawyers will provide guidance and represent you.
Drunk or impaired driving in Vancouver & British Columbia has some of the harshest legal consequences in Canada. If you’ve been issued an IRP or are facing impaired driving charges, you need quality legal counsel like Pacific Law Group to navigate a potentially complicated appeal process. Our experienced impaired driving & DUI lawyers will work to get your license reinstated and resolve your case quickly.
BC Impaired Driving Laws
- .05 – .08 alcohol range | Immediate Roadside Prohibition
(read our full post about IRPs & mandatory breath samples)
- Over .08 alcohol limit | Impaired Driving Charge (aka DUI)
Impaired driving in Canada is described as operating a conveyance (vehicle) while impaired by alcohol and/or drugs or doing the same with a blood alcohol concentration over .08 (over 80mg). A separate law provides a charge for refusing to provide a breath/blood sample. With the additional IRP laws in BC, these form the basis for impaired or drunk driving charges you might encounter in Vancouver and all of British Columbia.
Consequences for any impaired driving in BC are severe, but a criminal charge of impaired driving (over .08) is especially serious – including: significant fines, license suspension, a criminal record, job loss or ineligibility, imprisonment, interlock devices, and immediate driving prohibitions.
Pacific Law Group’s experienced Vancouver DUI lawyers can help you navigate these complicated cases, showing up in court for you and working to get your license back as quickly as possible. We can provide legal advice or assistance with any impaired driving questions or concerns you may have.