Second Offense Impaired Driving in Alberta

Under , repeat offenders are seeing tougher , such as , vehicle seizure, and remedial programming. Sanctions and penalties are applied on a graduated scale, depending on whether you are between the .05 blood alcohol content and .08 blood alcohol content or if you are over the .08 blood alcohol content.

Between .05 and .08 Blood Alcohol Content

With a second offense drinking and driving charge, you are facing:

  • 7-day vehicle seizure
  • Mandatory Planning Ahead course

Upon retrieval of your vehicle, you will also be facing additional costs for towing and impounding of your vehicle, as well as the fees for attending the mandatory remedial program.

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Over .08 Blood Alcohol Content

Again, Alberta’s Bill 26 heightened the penalties for test:

  • 7-day vehicle seizure
  • 3-year mandatory ignition interlock upon conviction, depending on circumstances
  • until criminal charges are resolved

Don’t forget, you are also responsible for the towing charges and the impounding fees upon picking up your vehicle. You may also be facing potential lifestyle changes associated with the inability to drive for up to a year, or possibly longer.

Refusing a Breathalyzer

Although you may choose to refuse a breathalyzer test, under the Criminal Code, you will be charged with impaired driving. As such, you will be facing immediate license suspension and will have to defend yourself in court, which is why you should call Greg Dunn, a .

Second Conviction For a DUI

In addition to the loss of your license for a minimum of three (3) years, you will be facing time in custody, if your previous offense was within the preceding five (5) years. Your jail time may vary; consult with our drinking and driving defense team to obtain crucial advice regarding your charges.

You Can’t Afford to Lose Your License

Losing your license, or having your driving privileges suspended due to impaired driving convictions, DUI accidents, or drinking and driving accidents, the way you conduct your daily life could drastically changed:

  • The loss of your driver’s license
  • Permanent criminal record
  • The termination of your employment or profession
  • Mandatory and costly treatment programs and/or DUI classes
  • Inhibited ability to work with or care for children
  • DUI car insurance increases
  • Immigration status issues

Contact Our DWI Lawyers Today

Have you , been caught driving drunk, arrested and charged with a DUI, impaired driving, or had a drunk driving accident? Your lifestyle could be drastically altered; consult with Greg Dunn, a skilled . Call his criminal law office in Calgary today – 1-587-315-0666.