Impaired Driving

Impaired Driving

Impaired driving and related offences are common, but that does not mean you should attempt to fight these charges on your own. The law in this area is extremely technical; it is in your best interest to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible since waiting too long could jeopardize your rights.

Contact Lawyer  Robert L. Dick

 Vancouver Lawyers for Impaired Driving offences

Driving Under the Influence Defence Law Firm


At The Law Offices of Robert L. Dick, we represent clients throughout the Vancouver area who have been arrested for impaired driving. We handle these cases with the utmost discretion while providing our clients with personal attention and a vigorous defence.

Impaired Driving Over .08


A first Criminal Code conviction for impaired driving carries administrative penalties of a minimum $1,000 fine, a minimum one-year driving suspension and ten penalty points added to your license.

This is in addition to an ignition interlock device being installed in your vehicle and the requirement to complete a $900 responsible driving program.

Similar penalties apply for the failure to provide a breath or blood sample. Subsequent convictions carry a minimum jail sentence.

Evidentiary issues are key to defending against these charges. We seek to minimize our clients' exposure to these harsh penalties by challenging evidence that was obtained through faulty testing or illegal search.​

Impaired Driving Causing Bodily Harm or Death


If convicted of this offence, the accused faces the possibility of life in prison. Even if you avoid the harshest penalty, you could still be found by ICBC to be in breach of your insurance, exposing you to a lawsuit to recover the money ICBC has paid out as a result of the incident. This is on top of fines and other penalties you may be facing from charges such as dangerous driving.

Immediate Roadside Prohibition


In most cases, impaired driving offences are not prosecuted criminally; they are handled through an administrative hearing that takes place within 21 days of the roadside incident. The application to review that prohibition must be filed within seven days of the incident. In order to protect your driving privileges and avoid consequences such as increased insurance premiums, it is crucial to act quickly.

Contact Us For A Free Consultation

Our Vancouver and Coquitlam lawyers for impaired driving charges are ready to vigorously defend your rights. Call 604-521-0888.