Get The Best Drunk Driving Defence Lawyer
In Calgary Or Edmonton

Alberta is a vehicle-based economy and it is difficult to make a living without a drivers license. If you have been stopped by the police, taken a breathalyzer test, and been charged with impaired driving in Alberta, you need to hire the best DUI lawyers in Calgary or Edmonton. Drunk driving charges involving an accident or road side stop will have a severe impact on your life including:

  • Permanent criminal record
  • Loss of drivers licence
  • Mandatory treatment programs (DUI Classes)
  • Possible loss of employment
  • Restricted international travel
  • Immigration status issues
  • Car insurance increases

What Are The Drunk Driving Laws In Alberta?

“It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle – having the care or control over that vehicle – while one’s ability to operate that vehicle is impaired by alcohol. The accused is to be taken into custody on suspicion you are driving drunk and a qualified technician will take samples of the accused driver’s breath into a breathalyzer device, known as the Intoxylizer 5000C.”

Criminal charges of impaired driving “over .08” (“over 80”), also known as a DUI, require the use of a breathalyzer (ie. the Intoxylizer 5000). This legal process requires that Alberta police officers follow a strict protocol in its administration. And deviation from this process can bring doubt into The Crown’s case against the accused. In these matters, the top drunk driving lawyers in Calgary and Edmonton can navigate the legal system and construct a defense for your drunk driving charges.

Breathalyzer Machines In Alberta Can Be Wrong

Road side breathalyzer tests are given drivers who fall under the suspicion of drinking. The test determines how many milligrams of alcohol is present per 100 milliliters of blood. However, due to variable roadside conditions these screening devices and/or the breath machines can be produce inaccurate results. This leaves top DUI lawyers with a number of potential challenges when defending your case. For this reason, Edmonton or Calgary’s top drunk driving lawyers will examine the police evidence as a means to potentially exclude it from your trial.

Contact The Top DUI Lawyers In Calgary And Edmonton

Dont’ face drunk driving charges alone in Alberta. They are very serious charges that come with severe penalties. Contact the best impaired driving lawyers in Alberta and understand your options for the best drunk driving defence.

Contact An Alberta Drunk Driving Lawyer Today

Peter Hoare, LLB
Calgary Criminal Lawyer
Calgary Criminal Defence Lawyers

Peter Hoare has been practicing law as a criminal defence lawyer for 16 years. Over the years, Peter has gained extensive knowledge and experience defending people charged with drug possession and trafficking.
Darin H Slaferek
Edmonton Criminal Lawyer
Slaferek Callihoo – Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers
Slaferek Callihoo – Saskatoon Criminal Defence Lawyers

Darin has conducted trials in both the Provincial Court and the Court of Queen’s Bench. In addition, he has successfully completed Summary Conviction Appeals. He has prepared Factums for the Alberta Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Brian McGlashan, B.A., LL.B.
Edmonton Criminal Lawyer
McGlashan & Mackinnon – Edmonton Criminal Defence Lawyers

Brian McGlashan, co-founder of McGlashan and Mackinnon was called to the Alberta Bar in 1995. Brian has appeared in all levels of Alberta Courts. Brian practices criminal law with a primary focus on impaired driving charges.